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Old 07-17-2017, 02:35 PM   #2172
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Originally Posted by blankall View Post
I think the scene also showed that the Lannisters were now recruiting family men instead of career soldiers to serve. It shows that their resources are being stretched thin. The gist of the conversation I got was that there was real poverty stretching through the region and people who wouldn't otherwise be soldiers were doing it to make ends meet. It also showed what life in King's Landing has become under Cersei's control. It sounds like the massacre of the faith of the seven has left a pretty large power vacuum, that Cersei hasn't bothered to fill.

Cersei is an excellent manipulator and competitor, but really looks to be clueless as an actual leader. She basically straight up tells Jaime she has no idea how to run the military or how to deal with her enemies in a geopolitical sense.
Cersei is the Donald Trump of Westeros.
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