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Lightbulb Reasons for low TLs

In trying to generate an eight sector MTU I have encountered all the normal anomalies when doing LBB system generation - especially LBB6 extended system generation. One of the things encountered is large disparities in TL in adjacent systems. This is especially odd when the low TL system is what would appear to be a garden spot: 865643-2, and the adjacent system is TL C.

How can these things be explained? I have three possibilities to start off. Please post your ideas.

1) Physical isolation. A J3 away from everybody in a max-TL-B TU. (Though this means there isn't a TL-C world next door, it is an explanation for low TLs in a hi-TL galaxy.)

2) Primitive alien race, with Prime Directive/Red Zone/Reservation in effect. No tech because noone is allowed to "interfere".

3) The world is at a nexus between warring parties. It is a strategic node, and is regularly fought over by the competing polities. Because of this, the system is a regular battleground. Hence, the people tend to live simpler lives with simpler tech. (Plows are easier to fix than robotic combines after the bombing is over.)

What do y'all think?
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