I’ve learned over the years that the Shang started The War because they thought we were a threat.  The entire Terran race.  They didn’t want to fight any of us.  Terran, Peloran, Arnam, or Aesiran.  They just wanted to stop us from becoming a greater threat to them.  Of course, they could have just talked nicely to us if they’d wanted that.  I’ll always wonder if we could have had peace with them.  Well…we do now.