Everyone knows it's the capital of Westeros, but did you know Dubrovnik was an actual state, that was de facto independet from 27. May 1358. untill 26.May 1806. Republic of Dubrovnik was famous beacuse it had trading colonies in Constantinople, Thessaloniki, Drinopolje, Belgrade, Sofia, Bucharest, Sarajevo and other cities on the Balkan Peninsula. Each colony had its own consul and its own special commercial court, as well as a church, a hospital and a cemetery.
Dubrovnik's trading colonies were also in Italy: Venice, Ancona, Florence, Syracuse, Messina and Palermo; Asia Minor (Smyrna and Brusa), and even Egypt (Alexandria and Cairo). These colonies mediate trade between their surroundings and Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik's trade was mostly transitory. The people of Dubrovnik transported natural products from the east to the European west, and sold handicrafts (mostly Italian) in the east.