The fictional land of Westeros is best-known for its political intrigue, warring families and, of course, its dragons. However, one of the most interesting aspects of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones universe is the way that its economy works.
If you’ve watched the show or read the ‘Song of Ice and Fire’ book series, you’ll be well aware that money equals power. While this sounds relatively straightforward, there are lots of moving parts at work. From taxes and trade to national debt, the financial intricacies of Westeros may surprise even the most avid fan.
So, without further ado, let’s delve into the economy of Game of Thrones to find out how it works, who is benefitting and what issues it causes for the people who aren’t sitting on piles of gold.