The Governments act like they stumbled upon a treasure trove, of unique alien tech, they alone possess, that must be kept secret, buried in a mountain and studied. This advanced alien science just soooooo coincidentally, gets taken and coveted for the power to rule, and gain an advantage over rivals, and then in using it, those who desired the power, become all those hideous things that everyone with any sense of righteousness and decency, abhor.
For a spacefaring, intergalactic empire of super intelligent beings of light, they sure do have a lot of 'coincidental' and QUOTE 'Accidental' mishaps with their airshipses,'randomly' dispersed around the World,
so much so that one we could agree that a lot of diverse nations, got for themselves, their very own precious ring of power. At least until they are consumed or gathered together and bent to the wicked plans, under the reign of their terrible master.
Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk, agh burzum ishi krimpatul.