ASOIAF/GOT Wildlings are majority female in-terms of birth & thus need to raid “the South” for men?

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Let’s just say, somehow GRRM’s idea of how genetics work applies to the Wildlings for multiple millenia

Wildlings are majority female due to having a 9 female to 1 male birthing rate, said female wildlings are practically amazons, beautiful yet very physically powerful but still primitives who’s most advanced alloy is bronze

Wildling descendents South of The Wall are sorta quickly noted to be Wildlings due to said genetic features that pass on regardless of multiple generations and are maybe killed due to too many girls being a problem

How does the North & Night’s Watch adapt in the long run with the occasional devastating attack by a Queen-Beyond-The-Wall
 

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If only 10% of the Wildlings were men, my guess is that recruitment for the Night’s Watch would go way way up.
Death by Snu-Snu

Alliser Thorne or a veteran Night’s Watch member smacks the occasional recruit who thinks this job will be a good idea and states how terrifying those ladies are



Val’s a redhead right?
 

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In almost any circumstance, a society with 9 to 1 females to males is going to be conquered by a society which is closer to 50/50 and eventually the gender proportions is going to closer to equal. If the Wildlings had that proportion of females, they wouldn’t be raiding the south. They would just have harems.

It may be the case that they could maintain their harem system too, because beyond the wall might be too inhospitable for it to be worth it for southerners to invade or raid.

What ever the case, women aren’t going to raid a country because they have too few males. Either there will be isolation or aggression from the south.
 

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In almost any circumstance, a society with 9 to 1 females to males is going to be conquered by a society which is closer to 50/50 and eventually the gender proportions is going to closer to equal. If the Wildlings had that proportion of females, they wouldn’t be raiding the south. They would just have harems.

It may be the case that they could maintain their harem system too, because beyond the wall might be too inhospitable for it to be worth it for southerners to invade or raid.

What ever the case, women aren’t going to raid a country because they have too few males. Either there will be isolation or aggression from the south.
If Wildlings had 9:1 female advantage, Wildlings men would man the Wall to keep southron guys out...
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Mass polygamy us what realistically happens. Wildlibg men will just have like 6 wives as standard. Realistically speaking any "raids" end with a bunch of dead broads. With others being basically made sex slaves after being captured.
Even when they’re basically a bunch of rule63 Cimmerians
 

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Here’s a dumb idea
The Queen-Beyond-The-Wall moves past the wall with her Wildling army and the new Stark King bests her in battle and for whatever the reason bride-steals her

Unfortunately, this means that the Wildlings are now legally his subjects and there are no such thing as anti-smallfolk-migration laws and them being mostly women of a 1/9 chance of birthing a male on average, means that it is genetically BAD
 

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"Legal" that's hilarious bro. "Shitload of troops and weapons" are the only actual law. Especially in a place like westros.
Yeah, but things like slavery and the right of the first night are reviled in-universe, well the first more than the other

Sure Westerosi Armies tend to loot, rape and murder. But they won’t capture people and keep them in unpaid service for years

Then again Osha essentially became a sort of slave and was a sort of criminal
 

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Yeah, but things like slavery and the right of the first night are reviled in-universe, well the first more than the other

Sure Westerosi Armies tend to loot, rape and murder. But they won’t capture people and keep them in unpaid service for years

Then again Osha essentially became a sort of slave and was a sort of criminal
Sure you can "Captured enemy's {defined loosely as anyone not directly under my authority} must perform compuslory labour. Until such time as the war indemnity conviently defined as a vague amount that's constantly increasing. Due to the cost of room & board for the "rebels". As well as a generous [read devious] extensions of credit based on said indemnity. For things like liquor,whores, and extra food. Combined with creating a "trustee" class of POWs[traitors] with more priveledges. Then the remaining tratiors getting them to oppress thier own people. PRESTO a tottally "legal" and justified form of compelled labour. Easy peasy it's a "war debt" not slavery and I'm not even a lawyer.
 

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Sure you can "Captured enemy's {defined loosely as anyone not directly under my authority} must perform compuslory labour. Until such time as the war indemnity conviently defined as a vague amount that's constantly increasing. Due to the cost of room & board for the "rebels". As well as a generous [read devious] extensions of credit based on said indemnity. For things like liquor,whores, and extra food. Combined with creating a "trustee" class of POWs[traitors] with more priveledges. Then the remaining tratiors getting them to oppress thier own people. PRESTO a tottally "legal" and justified form of compelled labour. Easy peasy it's a "war debt" not slavery and I'm not even a lawyer.
Tywin did that in Harrenhal with the Smallfolk of the Riverlands
 
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