I like an independent North but The iron islands have always wanted independence, and Yara and Dany discussed eventual independence on very friendly terms. She would have tried again before bending the knee to a Stark. Dorne is practically a foreign land on the show, and the Dornish have only been part of the seven kingdoms for approx 100 years, why would they sign on to this new and unstable government? I can only really see the logic behind the Vale, the Westerlands and the Riverlands signing on because they don’t seem to have any separatist streak that we’ve seen in the show or the books really. The Reach is weakened and unstable and Bronn has every reason to want to align with the crown, so I buy that. I guess ditto for the Stormlands.