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slimjim
March 21st, 2012, 04:13 PM
I'm fairly sure that if in the middle ages a winter had lasted for three years all the crops would have failed and most if not all of the human race would have died of starvation.
why has this not happen to the seven kingdoms?

Gen. Chris
March 21st, 2012, 05:41 PM
Why do you create multiple threads for your questions rather than just one with all of them in it?

The Mighty 6 platoon
March 21st, 2012, 06:02 PM
I'm fairly sure that if in the middle ages a winter had lasted for three years all the crops would have failed and most if not all of the human race would have died of starvation.
why has this not happen to the seven kingdoms?
Well they can have huge stockpiles of food from the summers, seeing as how they last years, I imagine Westeros must have massive grain stockpiles at times. They can also preserve food by smoking, picking, salting, etc. Also in the winter, certain crops can be grown if it's mild enough, and there's hunting and fishing as well.

But if the winters are long and hard, then quite simply people do start starving to death in the north.

Shylodog
March 25th, 2012, 01:25 PM
But also, as it's stated in the books, many die from the cold. As bad as that is, it would keep more food in the reserves. Also horses. There's a lot of horses in Westeros. Yummy.