The lesson is that ideological battles aren't really decided on the battlefield. The FPA lost but it was literally outnumbered 5/1 so no shit - the Empire only needed a person that wasn't retarded to actually win. The Empire became more efficient under the transparency reforms of the new dynasty and the new dynasty conceded rights to the newly occupied democratic provinces. The occupied FPA will likely thrive under the new empire and the old imperial provinces will likely demand similar freedoms and rights.
Kinda like this image but with democracy.
Bit off topic but whatever. Somebody should tell Mr. Beard that Starblazers (Space Battleship Yamato) has had two 24 episode seasons come out in the last 5 years. Might distract him from his lawyering though.
Ty just asked for a NYPA request from the farms to find out about this lawyer Greg Doucette. Apparently he has given Jessie Pridemore legal advice in spite of not being her listed attorney, which she has followed up on. IDK, but that seems like a potential breach.