The Skyrim Civil War, also known as the Stormcloak Rebellion is an ongoing civil war in Skyrim during the 4th era. I won't go much into detail about The Civil War or the events leading up to it, as that can be saved for another discussion due to how much can be said about it, but I do want to talk about the factions or "sides" of the civil war.
Essentially, there are 3 main factions in the civil war; the Imperials (the Empire), the Stormcloaks, and the Thalmor. Even though the Thalmor sides with the Empire and doesn't actively participate in this war, they don't exactly support the Empire, but rather they wish to see the downfall of both factions so they can dominate Tamriel. The Imperials fight to maintain peace and keep Skyrim in the Empire, believing that as a province of the Empire, Skyrim must abide by its laws and customs, which includes the terms set by the White-Gold Concordat. The Stormcloaks aim to remove the Imperial Legion from Skyrim and turn the province into an independent kingdom.
In addition, following Skyrim's independence, the Stormcloaks plan to lift the restrictions set by the White-Gold Concordat, namely the ban on the worship on Talos, execute Thalmor Justicars that were sent to Skyrim to enforce the ban on Talos worship, crown Ulfric the High King of Skyrim, and also prepare Skyrim for a future war with the Aldmeri Dominion. Lastly, the Thalmor wishes to maintain the civil war, crippling both the Imperials and the Stormcloaks so they can rule over Tamriel. The Thalmor believes that elves are superior to men, seeking to recreate the first Aldmeri Dominion whose aim was the right the course of history, believing that the younger races, also known as men, have dominated Tamriel for too long.
There's a lot more detail that could be expanded upon but for the sake of this discussion, I tried to remain brief and summarize the goals of each faction. Now that we're all on the same page, I want to ask, where do you stand? Do you have faith in the Empire? Do you side with the Stormcloaks? or do you believe that elves are superior to men and deserve to rule Tamriel?