1) A discussion that might lead to nothing because we lack vital info. That's why your points can't be validated.
2) No and no.
First of all, had Epsilon Pegasi's GTVA forces been at full strength, I hard believe the NTF would have attacked en masse in the first place.
That's why I said bare minimum for operations. This then implies that a full strength system is way more than that. Those people have to go somewhere.
Why are you having trouble getting this? They're estimates. No one is asking for validation.
I have no clue on the average number of people serving the Alliance in Arcadia-class installations.
Didn't we watch one being evacuated? Wouldn't that give at least somewhat of an idea?
3) You're actually making several assumptions regarding the Vasudans which can't be proved correct or wrong, but shouldn't be mentioned at all in a discussion based on canon sources.
You're dismissing canon sources. You asked me to make guesses on why it could be that way, and then disregard them because they're guesses.
"How do you expect two Vasudan corvettes(supposed number = 12,000) to house more souls than a Terran destroyer (known number = 10,000)?"
Here is the part where you asked by the way. I answered.
Please note that I don't remember anything about the number of Terran operatives in GTCv Deimos corvettes so my point on the GVCv Sobek is based on other canon sources(namely, the number of operatives in destroyers).
Exactly, you have no clue what goes on in a Vasudan Corvette, or even a Diemos. Yet you have no trouble dismissing canon numbers because it doesn't feel right.
We were discussing one thing in this thread: potential numbers of ships in fleets. How on earth you've been in this thread dismissing all other guesses as wrong and at the same time arguing there is no way to know is beyond me.
Either you're willing to make semi educated guesses based on canon information or you're not.
If you want to argue numbers and plausibility, then saddle up. If you can't seem to grasp what point it serves, stop jumping in and telling everyone they're wrong.