This Map Of Westeros Shows The European Equivalents Of The Seven Kingdoms

Still reeling from Sunday’s season 5 finale of “Game Of Thrones”? Understandable. It was brutal!

One mental exercise useful during every traumatic episode of the show or moment in George R.R. Martin’s book series, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” is to remind yourself that Westeros, and the people living there, are not real. It’s all fiction! Nothing happening on the screen or page actually happened to a living human.

This is easy, of course, when there are dragons or White Walkers on screen. Yet Martin has made it clear that he did use historical events, people and places as the inspiration for some of his world.

With that in mind, we at The Huffington Post decided to play a fun little game: If Westeros did exist, what real world countries would correspond to each of the Seven Kingdoms?

See our full historical explanation for each country here.

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Another set of Women of Westeros (Part 1) - really cool piece of artwork by Lena Hill

I’m really sorry that I didn’t post something yesterday, but i’ studying a lot in this period, I hope you can forgive me, thanks