12. THE STATE OF KING’S LANDING
It would be unwise to assume the victor based how many soldiers they have in their armies. The Lannisters rule King’s Landing and they are broke. The Crown was hurting for money when Ned Stark arrived in season one and the situation has only gotten worse, as it owes a tremendous debt to the Iron Bank of Braavos. The War of the Five Kings drained its coffers further and it’s unlikely they’ll be able to properly fund another war.
We’ve already seen that the people of King’s Landing are starving and poor so they turned to religion, placing faith in the High Sparrow who died in the Great Sept along with Margaery and Loras Tyrell when Cercei had it demolished with wildfire. The fiercely religious people are now likely wholly against their Lannister rulers. We should expect to see King’s Landing at its most vulnerable as it crumbles from within.