The world of Game of Thrones is huge and diverse, so is the real world. No wonder winteriscoming.net decided to match legendary characters up with European states, each with own distinct features. And Belarus is one of them.
Can you predict what country the Lannisters would call home?
Winter is coming! The motto belongs to the Great House Stark of Winterfell and is one that, no matter the circumstances, will always be relevant in Belarus.
So, obviously Bran Stark has a lot in common with Belarus in the terms of his fate and country’s history, check it out and decide for yourself.
Poor Bran Stark has a tough lot in life. He was raised as the son of a powerful lord, but then Jaime Lannister pushed him through a window and he ended up paralyzed from the waist down.
His life was far from over, but things were harder for him than they were before. Members of his family were slaughtered or mistreated all over the continent.
In the small landlocked country of Belarus, the citizens are still dealing with massive challenges. After the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine, the country was exposed to significant nuclear fallout.
The effects were devastating. Nevertheless, Belarus wasn’t going to give up in the face of hardship. The country has worked to overcome its problems and emerged the stronger for it.
Since the days of the disaster, Belarus has turned out a Nobel prize winner and turned its cities into places worth visiting.
Much as Bran had to navigate the fallout of his family members’ murders and his own physical challenges, Belarus has worked hard to overcome its problems.
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Belarus and Bran also share some ideals. Bran has a major part in the war to come against the White Walkers.
Interestingly, neighbouring Russia is associated with cold and calculating Roose Bolton. His personality fits in with Russia’s image of a harsh, unforgiving, cold, bleak and wide place,
Ukraine, on the other hand, is Robb Stark, a flame that burned bright and fast. He proved himself a military force to be reckoned with. Ukraine also has a surprisingly large military, it is now ranked 8th in Europe for military power.