I loved this entire analysis. Especially having just started playing Skyrim. I suspect it’s deeply connected in one way or another to this:
This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures
In his fourth book, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America , award-winning…
For me personally, I joined the Stormcloaks basically to have an excuse to harvest battlefield combatants to fuel my burgeoning vampirism. Worked out great.