A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker's laid-back industrial revolution in another world - Chapter 197
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- A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker's laid-back industrial revolution in another world
- Chapter 197 - Day 12 Debriefing After Dinner. (What is a Nobleman?)
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
Everyone gathers again in the guest room.
Frederick makes the after-dinner tea, places it in front of everyone, and steps back a little from them.
“Well, is everyone here?”
“Sorry for going a bit too much and worrying you all earlier.”
Takeo apologized to everyone.
Everyone nodded smilingly, except for Takeo.
“By the way, Count.”
“Yes, what can I do for you?”
“I was talking to Takeo earlier, and we were talking about what makes a nobleman.”
“What is your explanation for Takeo?”
“Well, they are ranked from the King to the Dukes, Marquises, Counts, Viscounts, and Barons.
The size of the territory is not determined by the rank.
And I’ve explained that it’s a hereditary system of succession for men and women and that in rare cases, commoners can be elevated to nobility.”
“No… Takeo said that he didn’t understand the advantages and disadvantages.
I was wondering how you explained it to him.”
“I just don’t understand the aristocracy, sir?”
“Well… let me and William explain it to you.”
“Yes, of course.”
King Azupal and William began to talk with a wry smile.
Elvis, Alice, and Smith looked dumbfounded thinking, ‘what a gorgeous lecturer’.
“Nobility in the Kingdom of Azupal,” he started.
“Is a military service system that grants from the king the right to control the region, and in return, they are obligated to defend and provide forces.
And they also have to pay taxes to the capital.”
“Hmm? But… There are also people who are in the royal capital without having a territory, right?
As I recall, I heard from Miss Alice that there are about 20 families in the capital.
What do they do without their lands?”
“They are the guardians of the king.
The administration of the country is basically the work of the civil servants, but the council of nobles in the royal capital monitors and gives opinions on the civil servants’ proposals, budget allocation, and so on.”
“Well…yes, I understand.”
Takeo understood that it was the same as the separation of the government and the local government in Japan.
“So, one nobleman is paid 300 gold coins every year.”
“I can’t decide if it’s too much or too little.
But there are knighthoods, aren’t there? for one generation only?”
Even though knights are nobles, they belong to some knightly order and are paid 20 gold pieces every year as special sirs.
There are usually about fifteen knight-errant holders in any given Count’s territory,” William added.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
“Hmm. So, there are currently 25 noble families working for the capital and 15 The territory holder also receives remuneration from King’s Landing, but if he pays the tax amount set by the territory management, the rest is his own income.
In general, the noblemen who own territories become wealthier.”
“Takeo, don’t be fooled.”
“The nobleman who owns the land is obliged to maintain his soldiers and fight in the war.
I have 1,000 men.
In reality, we will maintain around 1,200 people, but the expenses will be covered by the income from the territory.
In addition, it will be necessary to hire civil servants to manage the territory.
In this way, we have to pay taxes to the capital and hire civil servants and military officers out of the revenue from the territories.
It’s not profitable at all.”
So… the only income you get is from the sales of crops and customs duties…”
“Oh, you think so?”
Frederick said admiringly.
“No, it’s simply that Elvis territory is located at a key point in the traffic between King’s Landing, the Dwarf Kingdom, and the Demon Kingdom, so we can expect a certain amount of toll tax from imports and exports.
..But even so, it’s still a break even, isn’t it?”
Elvis was disappointed.
“Elvis territory is in the northeastern part of the country, so it’s not the best place for farming.
The income from crops is not very good.
If we can’t get the toll tax, we can’t maintain it.
Lucky enough, we have minerals imported from the dwarven kingdoms.
On the other hand, the Godwin frontier county is about four times larger than ours, so they could make ends meet with the income from farmland.
However, they are obligated to maintain 3,000 soldiers, so I guess it’s worth it.
The territory of the Count of Temple is almost the same as ours, but the climate is ideal for farming.
They also have a fishing port, so they have a lot of income from agriculture and fisheries.
They’re probably the richest people around here?”
“It’s a granary, a hub for foreign trade…
I envy only the income.”
“Hmm? Sounds like there are implications?”
“It’s going to be difficult to monitor the influx of people and goods.
If we were connected by land, we could monitor the influx to some extent, but…”
“Well, that’s what the Count Temple is worried about.
I’ve heard that many things are distributed without passing through customs.”
“Takeo, do you think there’s any way to deal with that?”
“We’ll have to crack down on them…
Those who try to smuggle will be severely punished and the seized goods will be sold at regular prices.
If they can convince people that smuggling is bad for business, they’ll distribute it legitimately.”
“Well… not much different from the current situation.”
“It will indeed be difficult to fight against the criminal organizations.
We’ll just have to persevere.”
“Guess that’s right.”[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]