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Old 12-29-2013, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ARM3481 View Post
What chance?

Even Wrathion - who wanted him to demolish and basically enslave the Horde - anticipated that the Alliance conquering and absorbing it would entail a horrifying death toll. He just wasn't all that torn up about it if it meant a unified Azeroth in the long-run.

Varian's a king. He's supposed to consider about whether his decisions will definitely get massive numbers of his people slaughtered, or offer a chance to control the threat of the Horde without committing to a nightmarish, bloody march across the face of Azeroth in an effort to rip it apart for good.

"Varian should've dismantled the Horde" could easily have amounted to "Varian should've sent thousands more soldiers to their deaths over the next several years as the Alliance painstakingly scoured every nook and cranny of Azeroth stomping out a desperate Horde that was fighting to survive, all the while having to deal with regional complications as local threats previously held in check by the Horde also sought to regain their footing with the Horde fully occupied by the Alliance.

The orcs in particular would likely fight to the death, taking a ton of Alliance soldiers with them when left with nothing to lose and faced with an enemy bent on utterly destroying the Horde.
That was considering all of the Horde is destroyed, though. Let's suppose an Orc is chosen to be Warchief and Varian decides to disband the Horde. The first ones to fall are obviously the Orcs who aren't all that numerous anymore and are probably considered out of the equation by the end of the bloodbath that happens after the siege.

With the Orcs gone and the Alliance intending to destroy the Horde, do you really think the Goblins are gonna stay? No, they'll immediatly bail and probably even help the Alliance to make it clear they aren't part of the Horde anymore. That's already two races gone with only the battle after the Siege.

Following that, the Blood Elves would probably try to arrange something with the Alliance and solve this whole situation, wich would probably be possible. And with the Blood elves joining the Alliance, the Forsaken are left alone in the Eastern Kingdoms and are surrounded on all sides, wich may very well shorten their unlife if you see what I mean.

What is left then? The Trolls and Tauren. Probabilities of peace happening with the Tauren are high and then the Trolls would just bail and join the Zandalari since the Horde is no more. And if there isn't peace with the Tauren, the Darkspear are still easy enough to wipe out for the Alliance, Tauren and Thunder Bluff are the only real problem.

So yeah, ending the Horde was possible if you don't go the kill everything route. And even then, had a fight happened in the throne room, the Alliance would have won so it would have been even easier.
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