The world is not in some remote and unexplored region of the universe. Your proximity is to a great establishment of life. This gives you certain advantages and certain disadvantages.
In this region of space, war is suppressed and outright conquest is not allowed. If a nation wishes to gain advantage and influence in another world, such as in an emerging world like your own, they must use more subtle means and employ other agents to carry out such an intervention.
This is why the powers of persuasion and perception have been established to a very high degree throughout many regions of the universe. Races have realized that they cannot overwhelm each other by force, and so they seek to influence each other through persuasion and thought. This represents a more mature use of power in the universe and a new threshold of learning for humanity.
Go to The Allies of Humanity, Book Three to read more…