I'm glad you picked up that Dijmas does not think of the Occupation as a defeat. Let's just say that Dijmas was in a very emotional state at the time and he is normally more thoughtful, as we shall find out later on.
I will say this for a fact, Dijmas is not nor ever will be like Dukat and the Klingon/Cardassian war is NOT as one sided as it has been portrayed in canon.
The Oralian Way met the same fate as in the Terok Nor
Novels but it took place centuries before the occupation. (remember Dijmas is a keen Student of History...)