Thank you for letting us all know you are still alive, even if barely. You are probably not in the business of taking advice from somebody who you have never talked to before but I would like to offer it all the same....
Seize this opportunity, expand, create new international relations, use this bloc not as an end game but as a way to bring yourselves back into orbit, to fight wars and to be a member of the CN community who actually contributes. . It is good to see alliances showing life and trying to Make there way even in these dark days. Do not let what you have created go to waste.
Best of luck in the future, I really do with you folks well!