The rationale behind recent updates and events, I suspect, is not to make players in weak countries stronger BY THEMSELVES. In stead, Lilith game tried to create conflicts among strongest players in strong countries, so that they will migrate to weak countries and thus make whose player stronger.
In my server, 0001, one of the titans of the dominant countries migrated to a weaker one because he could not obtain as many honor points as he wanted, had he continued to stay in the dominant country. His leaving created a new balance.
In my opinion, it is very simple and that is to milk more money out from the players just to stay competitive. Just look at the limitation of the robbing of wagons recently and now you can't even rob wagons without moving into a city. It is kind of obvious what their intentions are. Shame on you Lilith.