“Cultural imperialism” is vulnerable to broad interpretation, and so I must probably answer “maybe.” However, insofar as I will offer the Intaki a sincere opportunity Leave the Federation, I believe I am demonstrating a clear intention not to operate as a “classical imperialist” power.
Within the Federation, what CONCORD is now would be a cuddly fuzzy wuzzy duckling by comparison to the AbsoluteSafety™ Drone Assisted Civire Trained Always Deployed Special Weapons And Tactics Ordered Liberty Strike Squads (ASDACTADSWATOLSS). Consequently, a majority of “real” pilots will likely scream about how their way of life was being destroyed. That could constitute cultural imperialism, but boo hoo. Not only will real, “real” pilots continue to operate just fine adjacent to federal territory, but, as one of the Freedom Entrepreneurs recently put it: “you don’t hunt water buffalo on a polar ice cap.”
Bringing us to Question 2.
Trade between the Federation and foreign powers will increase. The AbsoluteSafety™ Drone Dome Shopping District (ASDDSD) will produce an environment highly favorable to manufacturing. Althought there will be a range of standing and professionalism requirements, and these might prevent access to some sections of the ASDDSD for some people, individuals of all nationalities will be free to take advantage of the ASDDSD to the extent standings and professionalism allow.
The fruits of their labors will be serviced by a variety of transportation options, up to, and including, automated transfers between star systems - a service similar to transfers on planetary scales (but subject to interstellar service fees and significant delays, which may be mitigated by contracting independent freight operators).
These transportation services will inexorably move goods to systems adjacent to foreign powers.
The above mentioned standing and professionalism requirements will be minimal in customs border systems, but technically remain positive numbers. That might create a need for a small number of operators to employ staff for the task of operating within the ASDDSD for the purposes of jumping out of it. From there, trade would proceed as normal.
Because high and mid slot modules will be inoperable inside the ASDDSD, and furthermore because drones and fighters will not deploy (though personalized mining claims permit operation of resource extractors), the ASDDSD will diverge from normality insofar as capital and super-capital vessels may be constructed and operated within its borders. Furthermore, in exchange for significant fees, system harbor masters may light custom cynosural fields, allowing vessels with jump drives to enter the ASDDSD. It is highly recommended pilots keep track of their standing and professionalism before making use of these services, however, because ASDACTADSWATOLSS will not ■■■■ around. Whether or not we give a warning that a titan will be destroyed upon system entry is subject to legislative debate. Hmmm. Maybe the White Feathers will allow pilots to turn on salvaging modules in exchange for a fee…
Point being, in addition to using customs border systems, transportation providers with access to jump capable ships will be able to make use of that functionality to both come and go, further increasing trade between the Federation and foreign powers.
Regarding point 3, I completely agree with the sentiment that the Federation could have done a better job managing its affairs several centuries ago, but fortunately it now has me.
Regarding the restructuring of Federal/State conflict to maximize ratings, that one is rather complicated.
The TLDR is that the present conflict zone would be transformed into an semi-autonomous region under the joint oversight of Mordu’s Legion and a Gallente agency to be named, wherein Capsule Marques would be made available to capsuleers, in exchange for maintenance fees, allowing them to invest in their own private domains (similar to, but larger in scale, than the personalized mining claims within the ASDDSD).
Of course, in exchange for additional fees, the Capsule Marques may choose to not only invest in their own domains, but to contest the domains of others. As it is an autonomous region, the nationality of the capsuleer would not matter. They could contest against whoever without inconvenient standings kerfuffles (Hello, Nauplius, darling! Hello, Amarrian patriot darlings! Too bad this isn’t your warzone lol #VoteNohForFederationPresident). By allowing the Capsule Marques to contest with whoever, we increase the dynamism of the theater - and therefore its ratings.
Whew! Thank you for your questions darling!
Note To The Forum: details on the Intaki Initiative have been extended beyond the originally rather terse statement, above.