The Seven Kingdoms were the human city-states founded after the Troll Wars and the fracturing of the great empire of Arathor, approximately 1,200 years before the First War. Though most held a sphere of influence including only their original cities, some, notably Lordaeron and Azeroth/Stormwind, came to control vast territories in the Eastern Kingdoms.
The Nations of Arathor
- Arathor, later known as Stromgarde
- Azeroth, later known as Stormwind
- Kul Tiras
At the time of World of Warcraft, Alterac and Lordaeron have fallen, Stromgarde is hard pressed keeping what small territory they haven't lost yet, while Dalaran has relocated to Northrend to battle the Scourge, after recovering from attacks by the Scourge and the Burning Legion during the Third War. Stormwind is flourishing, Gilneas has been ravaged by the Worgen curse, while the state of Kul Tiras is (still) unknown. The only major human settlement in Kalimdor is Theramore Isle, founded by Lady Jaina Proudmoore following the Third War.
|Nation||First War||Second War||Interim||Third War||Post-Third War||Cataclysm||Current Status||Population (city proper)|
|Lordaeron||-||-||-||Destroyed|| See The Forsaken, The Scourge, |
and Argent Dawn
|Stromgarde||-||-||Left Alliance||Destroyed||Rejoined Alliance||-||Crippled||1,200|
|Gilneas||-||-||Left Alliance||-||See Worgen||Rejoined Alliance||Contested||Unknown|
|Alterac||-||Destroyed||-||-||See The Syndicate||-||Destroyed||Ogres|
World of Warcraft: CataclysmThis section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
After the Cataclysm, Gilneas will be brought back into the Alliance's fold, though still under the Worgen curse.