Hello, theBEARDEDcanuck, I am just a Skyrim fan who has heard about your knowledge of the Elder Scrolls and has read a few posts that you have posted in blogs and I am overwhelmed with the amount of info that you have. I also know that you are an avid Stormcloak supporter and that any attempts for people to coax you into the Legion will end up in a debate with you probably destroying them.
Anyway, I'm getting off-topic here. I am an avid Imperial Legion supporter, but I have read blogs about the Stormcloaks and I do agree with their cause and have come across a few common arguments against them. I will give you one argument and what I think of it and I just want to know what you think of it.
The argument: "The Stormcloaks have no chance of defeating the Thalmor in Skyrim"
My opinion: I think whichever side wins the Skyrim Civil War has a good chance of defeating the Thalmor, but when it comes to the Stormcloaks I always hear people saying "Oh, the Stormcloaks don't stand a chance against the Thalmor"
Opinion con't: They actually do stand a chance. I feel like the Stormcloaks have a chance against the Thalmor, I will give the best-case scenario and the worst-case scenario. Best-Case Scenario- Stormcloaks drive out the Legion in a quick war, Hammerfell and a few other nations (sorry I couldn't specify, if you would like to help me out, that would be great) ally with the Stormcloaks to drive the Thalmor out of Skyrim and they try to make a new Empire.(I couldn't think of anything other than that.)
Worst-Case Scenario- The Skyrim Civil War is long and bloody and depletes the resources of Skyrim, Stormcloaks end up winning but lose most of their army, Thalmor attack the weakened and bloodied Stormcloaks whose resources, populace, and army are depleted from the long war and the Thalmor step in and take over Skyrim, thus using Skyrim as a staging area for an attack on Cyrodiil. So basically, the Stormcloaks have a fighting chance against the Thalmor, they just have to end the war quickly to get enough time to fight them.
This is all I have for you, If you would like to add anything that would help support this, please do. I just have SO MUCH to ask you ( I know I sound like a groupie, but I'm not). I do have a lot of things to ask you, but I'm just going to leave it to a message a day if I can. 188.8.131.52LegionrunnerXC
PS: I sound like a Stormcloak supporter and you could possibly persuade me into joining the Stormcloaks if you wanted to (Which will probably end up happening) But, for me, I just feel right when I join the Legion, I can't explain it, but I just have this feeling of loyalty for the Legion, so I just wanted to explain that to you.