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As for the rest... Hypothetically, if the Alliance were to seize Orgrimmar & risk a full-on war with the Horde whom they're fighting WITH in Org, the Blood Elves & Forsaken would obviously become involved. They would have two basic options: sail West and meet the Alliance at Org or march straight South. Either way, the required amount of Alliance forces it would take to hold a battered and largely broken down Org falling the siege and removal of Garrosh against both the Tauren & Goblins (who live nearby) would be tremendous & considering all Alliance forces (even the Night Elves) essentially have to sail there and are bottle-necked all over the place, holding Org would be a disaster for the Alliance. If the Blood Elves & Forsaken did march South, the Alliance would be in A LOT of trouble. Sylvannas WANTS some opposition. Her best bet would be to cause mass casualties via plague & whatever and use the fallen Alliance as soldiers for the Forsaken / Horde via her Val'kyr.
Just the logistics the Alliance would need to overcome to occupy & hold Org would basically put the Horde & Alliance on even footing (perhaps even in Horde favor).
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The New Horde's Orcs just have outposts and towns scattered around the world to keep an eye on the situation.
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Yes, Vol'jin is critical to how the siege is going down, but so is the Alliance. The horde rebellion couldn't do this on their own, and his rebellion wouldn't have lasted long enough for belf/forsaken/tauren reinforcements to arrive if not for alliance aide. So he's only able to do his thing because of Alliance help.
I guess the OP decided to skip over all of the 5.3 story where vol'jin allows the alliance to help. You really think the weak alliance would be able to siege orgrimmar alone with the trolls, goblins, tauren all in the area?
The main enemy of the Siege of Orgrimmar raid instance is The True Horde, not the playable horde. It's all in the dungeon journal and voiceovers.
There are only two outcomes of SoO that I would find acceptable, and I strongly suspect none of them will happen at this point.
Either the Alliance will control the horde, perhaps throguh a puppet warchief. This will lead to more conflicts between the two factions in the future.
Or the Alliance lets the Horde control themselves, the two factions start cooperating with eachother and become one faction in about the timeframe of the next expansion.
Anything else will simply be a total bullshit cop-out because they have written themselves into a corner. Varian giving the horde the chance to get a new warchief and then the hostilities between the two factions continuing would be such a facepalm moment that I wouldn't know if I should cry or laugh.