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Skyrim Is Basically a Ripoff of The North From Game Of Thrones

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Started: 2/7/2017 Category: Entertainment
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Thanks to Oioslycos for agreeing to this debate.

To jump right into the topic at hand, let's examine the facts of the situation :
-The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released in November 2011.
-George RR Martin's "A Game of Thrones" was published in 1991
-The Game of Thrones television program came out in April 2011 amid a resurgence of the book's popularity.

These pieces of data in mind, consider the layout of both fantasy worlds:
-A snowy taiga environment based heavily off of the cultures of Viking Age Scandinavia and Iron Age Europe.
-A politically divided land at the northernmost edge of each continent (Tamriel and Westeros) that is at war with itself over which regional prince/earl/family deserves the title of King ( Battleborns/Empire, Greymanes/Stormcloaks and Stark,Bolton).
-A struggle against authoritarian rule from a southern superpower (The Imperial City and King's Landing).
-The return of dragons (Alduin and Drogon, Viserion, Rhaegal) after thousands of years of their absence, during which time they were believed to have been myths.
-The sudden return of the dead to life due to events in the plot (Draugr come back because the dragons have returned, and White Walkers return because of winter).

Given these similarities, I contend that the burden of proof in this debate rests with my opponent, who must explain away each of the above points to prove that Skyrim is not a ripoff of the North.

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