… eeeeeh … without completely disagreeing, Ms. Ember, I don’t think the Amarr have run up against such an even match since the Udorians. And that’d be if it was just the State.
Veik’s a little bit Templis (at least in her present mode, which seems to be kind of a default, so, maybe these are her real views), but the Caldari really are pretty dedicated as a nation to “remaining themselves,” whatever happens. They’ve fortified their space to a pretty extreme degree, maintain the most modern naval force in the cluster, and get prickly even about stuff like people practicing a foreign religion while living within State borders.
Pretty sure even if the Empire maintains Reclaiming ambitions towards the State (which I don’t really doubt), even without the more immediate threat from the Republic and Federation, the Empire would probably be looking at the State as the last item on the menu.