The current state of unrest in the Amarr Empire / Khanid Kingdom is a clear statet of emergency to the two nations; enough that loyalist independent capsuleers have been mobilized.
The history of the Republic rests on a similar situation: trouble in the Empire, increasing unrest, and a well-timed rebellion. And, yes, foreign support that made it possible.
It is quite difficult to avoid the thought here that the Republic should now “pay it forward”, to get involved and to take the next steps of, even finish the rebellion we started in 23216. Especially this is so, if you believe in the calculations that in the current Militia wars of attrition the Republic is the slowly losing party.