Freakzilla wrote:Real power in the Landsraad lies in CHOAM contracts and directorships, ruling a planet does you no good if that planet doesn't have a product.
The Atreides Emperors probably just pulled the Harkonnen fangs by stripping them of their CHOAM holdings like Paul did to Shaddam, and left them on their poor homeworlds.
I don't recall any exports from Geidi Prime being mentioned.
GP is described as a wrung-out husk by the time of Dune, and the fact that the Harkonnens manufactured fancy wood doesn't mean it was on GP, unless that's elsewhere in Heretics that I haven't gotten to yet. In fact, I would think it wouldn't be on GP since it was such a cesspool of pollution.