Sheep tend to flock down the easiest path. All Thakria is doing by hoarding a significant majority of the Avalon population is creating a vanilla society where there will be less and less to do. Why don't we all go Thakrian, then invade and conquer Mercinae, Parrius and Springdale when warfare goes active with little to no resistance? Then we can all sit around Thakria Square and talk about times past, when things used to be fun.
However, if Thakria is actually preparing for war when the time comes, they are actually doing a bang-up job of ensuring there is as little resistance as possible. War is far less costly when you have no opponents!
Just my two cents.
Written by my hand on the 22nd of Agamnion, in the year 1214.