oldtowner

mightyisobel asked:

Most of the functioning worker’s institutions in ASOIAF are militarized (The Unsullied, the sellsword companies, the BWB, for example). The Night’s Watch, the City Watch, the Sparrow movement, and the Kingswood Brotherhood are additional examples. Does organizational competence correlate directly to militarization in ASOIAF? Do you think that realistically reflects historical medieval culture?

Interesting questions. I think you’re leaving out some non-militarized examples - the Guild of Smiths in King’s Landing, the guildhalls of Oldtown, the artisan guilds of Essos - but, historically, there was a close relationship between craft guilds and militias, as many guild members often served in the militias.