Yes! Most assuredly there were! And ideally, these would’ve been tried before the unjustified military invasion of Luminaire, but unfortunately the State was under the rulership of a fascist dictator at the time.
If the Caldari State had ever, and I mean ever cared about the sanctity, safety and self-determination of the Intaki people, they would not have invaded Placid, occupied our worlds for two years and dumped tens of thousands of my countrymen into mass graves. They would not have auctioned off “development rights” they had no right to sell to megacorporations that had no right to buy them.
But the Caldari State was under the thumb of a genocidal fascist, and I can’t hold the State uniquely responsible for that - after all, the greatest crime in the Federation’s history occurred under similar circumstances. Mass murder and war is what fascists do.
Eventually, as with all fascists, Tibus Heth was deposed when he could not build a wall of corpses thick and tall enough to defend him from his own people. Caldari Prime once again belonged to the Caldari people, even though the Federation could likely have taken it away again. There was no reason for the war’s continued existence at that point, other than to satisfy the military industrial complex. And yet it continued!
In the span of a few short years, Heth bulldozed all the moral high ground the Caldari held over the Federation - and I admit it! You used to have a hell of a lot of it!
The Intaki system contains the homeworld of one of the Federation’s founding member states. The Federation has, in the past - and particularly during the first liberation of the Gallente warzone from Caldari occupation - specifically obeyed requests from the Intaki Assembly not to bring Federal Navy forces into Intaki. I’m not party to exactly how the situation has changed. But this would not have happened if the State had not invaded Placid, and kept invading it even after they deposed the fascist dictator who started the war.
That’s the position of someone who watched this war start fourteen years ago and had to live through the indignity of watching my homeworld get auctioned off, with my only available action to hope that it would be purchased - purchased! - by one of the less odious megacorporations, and thank the stars and spirits that it was.
If I sound a little bit bitter about this, it’s because I am.