KrankysFirebrand48 Well, you're very unlikely to become an ally of a faction that hasn't even gotten into GS-16, much less contacted factions. Think of this page as so far being a warning as to what's coming.
Is this your problem? Is this faction larger than yours and is that what's causing the problem?
runs on an Imperial Government
I don't call it an empire for nothing.
The Emperor is the leader of the entire faction
Or is it the totalitarian nature of the faction that's putting you off?
(If you scroll down to the System of Government part, you'll find the Emperor doesn't control everything. That was just the general sum-up)