Tax Policy of Gondor

As can be seen from military organization, Gondor is in fact a centralized monarchy in the vein of Byzantine Empire. It remained a fairly centralized monarchy, with not a trace […]

In Defense of Imperium of Man

Imperium of Man (from Warhammer 40 000) is often seen as a fascist, totalitarian state with absolutely no redeeming qualities other than “keeps humanity alive” – a hideous amalgman of […]

Blood Tax (Devshirme) in Ottoman Empire

Blood tax or Devshirme was a system of slavery through which Ottoman Empire recruited its Janissary Corps. Janissary in fact comes from “Jeni Ceri”, or “new troops”. Slave soldiers have […]

Tactical Overview: Golden Company

Introduction This will be similar to my previous overview of Unsullied. Tactics and Organization Golden Company was formed of Westerosi exiles, defeated remnants of Blackfyre Rebellion. Because of this, they […]

Argument for Monarchy

This started from posts by Libertus, but with expansion and commentary. Tyrannical nature of democracy Democracy is a self-destructive political system for several reasons. Democracy formalizes political competition between interest […]

Tactical Overview: Dothraki

Viserys promises that 10 000 Dothraki screamers are enough to “sweep the Seven Kingdoms”. But Free Cities do not really fear Dothraki; they are rather confident in their walls. Dothraki […]