Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
There have been plenty of rebellions and wars in the past, but the rivalries between various houses usually mean that they never get very big. The Targaryens were special not only in that they had dragons but that they were in some ways above the fray when it came to the squabbles of the lesser houses. No one wanted any other house but their own to rule, buy the Targaryens weren't as bad because they were already in charge.
"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Maffia." - Winston Niles Rumfoord.