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Alderaan
Distance from Core < 5000 light years
Region Core Worlds
Sector Alderaan Sector
System Alderaan system
Number of suns 1
Number of moons 0
Major species Humans, Killiks (c. 1000 BBY)
Population 2 billion (before its destruction; roughly 60,000 residents not on the planet at the time of its destruction)
Official language Basic
Primary terrain Mountains, Seas, Forests, Plains
Surface water Unknown (planet is mostly water)
Points of interest Aldera (capital), Crevasse City, Castle Lands
Length of Day 24 standard hours
Length Of Year 364 standard days
Government Representative Democracy
Affiliation Galactic Republic, Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance

In the fictional Star Wars universe, Alderaan is the home of Princess Leia, Bail Organa and also, in 4000 BBY, Ulic Qel Droma who fought in the Great Sith War. Its name may have been taken from the real star name Aldebaran; or it may have come from the disused real star name Alderaan. Alderaan from Star Wars Episode III This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... In the Star Wars fictional universe, the Core Worlds are the known worlds, or planetary systems, that are near the core of the Star Wars galaxy. ... This is a list of the planetary systems and star systems in the fictional Star Wars galaxy. ... Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are biologically classified as bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin for wise man or thinking man) under the family Hominidae (the great apes). ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... The fictional universe of Star Wars is a multilingual one, in which it is common to have either a passive or active understanding of many multiple languages from numerous alien races and cultures. ... The fictional universe of Star Wars is a multilingual one, in which it is common to have either a passive or active understanding of many multiple languages from numerous alien races and cultures. ... Mount Cook, a mountain in New Zealand A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... Sunset at sea Look up Sea in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Look up maritime in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A forest is an area with a high density of trees (or, historically, a wooded function as carbon dioxide sinks, animal habitats, hydrologic flow modulators, and soil conservers, constituting one of the most important aspects of the Earths biosphere. ... In geography, a plain is a large area of land with relatively low relief. ... This is a list of cities and towns in the Star Wars universe. ... This is a list of cities and towns in the Star Wars universe. ... Hours is the name of the critically acclaimed second album by Welsh rock group Funeral for a Friend. ... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the regime established by then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic. ... The Starbird, symbol of the Rebel Alliance In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, was an interstellar political resistance force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... Her Royal Highness, Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan (born in 19 BBY), born Leia Amidala Skywalker, is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by Aiden Barton in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, actress Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI, and by Ann... Prince Bail Prestor Organa of Alderaan (69 BBY - 0 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, the Viceroy and Prince of Alderaan, the husband of Queen Breha Organa, and a noted statesman of the late Republic and early Imperial eras. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... List of minor Star Wars Jedi characters List of minor Sith characters List of minor Rebel characters in Star Wars Minor villains in Star Wars Minor droids in Star Wars Minor bounty hunters in Star Wars Minor residents of Tatooine Miscellaneous minor characters in Star Wars This is a disambiguation... Tales of the Jedi is a series of comic books that are part of the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. ... Comparison between Aldebaran and the Sun Aldebaran, (α Tau / α Tauri / Alpha Tauri), is the brightest star in the constellation Taurus and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky. ... Alderaan is a disused name for two pairs of stars, α and β Canis Minoris (Procyon and Gomeisa) and α and β Geminorum (Castor and Pollux). ...

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Description

There are three contradictory descriptions or depictions of Alderaan:

Considered a "Shining Star" of the Core Worlds, wild grasslands and old mountain ranges dominated the planet's surface. Ice-rimmed polar seas were the only large bodies of water, though thousands of freshwater and saltwater lakes provided habitats for a large variety of flora and fauna. Alderaan was also the home-world of some of the galaxy's most famous animals, such as the nerf and the Thranta. Cities of Alderaan were often built with great care taken to protect nature. One city was built on the walls of a canyon, nearly invisible from above. Other cities were built on stilts along the shoreline or under the polar ice. The capital, Aldera, known for its university, was built on a small island in the center of a caldera.
The terrain of Alderaan appears to be mountainous and the planet surface bears no resemblance to established Expanded Universe descriptions; however, only a small fraction of the planet is actually seen.
Alderaan is a mountainous planet covered almost entirely in water.

Splinter of the Minds Eye, 1978 The Expanded Universe (also known as the EU) encompasses all of the officially licensed, fictional background of the Star Wars universe, outside of the six feature films produced by George Lucas. ... This is a list of Creatures in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This is a list of cities and towns in the Star Wars universe. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological...

Culture

The Alderaanian people highly valued education, arts, architecture, poetry, the performing arts, and peaceful resolutions to conflicts. They placed high value in their participation in the Galactic (and then) the Imperial Senate. In the fictional Star Wars saga, the Imperial Senate replaced the Galactic Senate of the Old Republic, run by power hungry bureaucrats, with Palpatine as Emperor. ...


Though largely a democratic society, Alderaan was headed by a hereditary constitutional monarchy, with the Royal House of Organa presiding over the High Court and legislative High Council of Alderaan. Its monarchs have variously borne the titles "Prince", "First Chairman", and "Viceroy". Traditionally, the heir of the Alderaan throne also serves in the legislative High Council of Alderaan and a term as Senator of Alderaan. Bail Organa was the leader of Alderaan and was on the planet when it was destroyed, while his heir and (secretly adopted) daughter Princess Leia served as Senator of Alderaan in the Imperial Senate. Democracy, literally, rule by the people (from the Greek demos, people, and kratos, rule). This can be contrasted with oligarchy and autocracy, rule by a few people or a single person. ... Constitutional monarchies with representative parliamentary systems are shown in red A constitutional monarchy is a form of monarchical government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state. ...


History and destruction

After the horrors of the Clone Wars, Alderaan's massive war machine was dismantled and the weapons were placed aboard an armory warship called Another Chance. The ship was programmed to continually jump through hyperspace until called home by the Alderaanian Council. The initial battle of the Clone Wars: The Battle of Geonosis In the fictional Star Wars saga, the Clone Wars, (also known as the Clone War) were a series of intragalactic battles in the Star Wars galaxy that took place from 22 BBY to 19 BBY. The Clone Wars were...


Alderaan was destroyed by the Death Star in Episode IV: A New Hope at Grand Moff Tarkin's order as a demonstration of its power to Princess Leia. Approximately 60,000 natives survived because they were off-world, and many of them relocated to the planet of New Alderaan, hoping to recreate the beauty that had been Alderaan. The original Death Star The Death Star was a giant military space station in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Grand Moff Governor Wilhuff Tarkin (64 [1] – 0 BBY) was a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... // M4-78 M4-78 is the name given to a planet colonised by droids. ...


Alderaan was destroyed by order of Tarkin and Emperor Palpatine. Tarkin felt the Rebels were growing bolder, and only a very public demonstration of the Death Star's power against a Rebel target would succeed in frightening the Alliance into submission. His argument convinced Palpatine (although he may not have needed much convincing anyway.) So Palpatine approved in advance the destruction of a planet—and thereby the genocide of its entire population. Palpatine publicly adopted his benevolent persona, announcing that he was saddened by the loss of such a noble world, and adding that, had Alderaan entrusted itself to Imperial protection, it would still be thriving. In other words, the destruction of Alderaan might not have been necessary had Bail Organa simply bowed under as he was supposed to. He then made an apparently magnanimous offer to resettle the sixty thousand surviving Alderaanians who were away when their homeworld was destroyed, on his "private resort world." Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire (82 BBY – 4 ABY, spirit incapacitated 11 ABY), often simply referred to as the Emperor, is one of the main characters and the foremost villain in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Genocide is defined by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) Article 2 as any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: Killing members of the group; Causing... Prince Bail Prestor Organa of Alderaan (69 BBY - 0 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, the Viceroy and Prince of Alderaan, the husband of Queen Breha Organa, and a noted statesman of the late Republic and early Imperial eras. ...

"These people have lost a homeworld through no fault of their own. Offering them a new homeworld is the least I can do to compensate them for their loss."

Exactly how many Alderaanian survivors took Palpatine up on his offer and moved to Byss is unknown. It may have been better for them to have died in the disaster, considering what really happened to those hopefuls who came to the Deep Core stronghold; many were simply rendered mindless slaves, going about their lives in a deadened bliss while Palpatine and his dark side confidants fed from their life energies. Byss is a planet located deep in the Core of the fictional Star Wars galaxy. ...


Many of Alderaan's survivors became the most dedicated soldiers of the Alliance, vowing never to let the Empire destroy another world. A tiny handful of Alderaanians become the most fanatical supporters of the Empire, blaming Bail Organa for opposing the Emperor and thereby destroying everything they loved.


Survivors of Alderaan and their descendants practiced a ritual of "returning" to the Alderaan system. Returners would fill memorial capsules with gifts for departed relatives and friends and jettison them into the asteroid field (known as the Graveyard), which was all that remained of the planet after its destruction.


With Alderaan destroyed, Princess Leia led her people to New Alderaan, which was founded after the Galactic Civil War died down somewhat. The Royal House of Alderaan, in the person of Leia Organa-Solo and her children, continue to hold sovereignty of both New Alderaan and the Alderaan system. The government on New Alderaan administers both systems. // M4-78 M4-78 is the name given to a planet colonised by droids. ... The Galactic Civil War (began to develop 19 BBY - ending, according to the Expanded Universe, in 19 ABY) is a fictional war from the Star Wars series of movies, beginning (in chronological story order) with Revenge of the Sith and continuing through the original trilogy of films A New Hope...


Known senators of Alderaan

Bail Antilles is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... Prince Bail Prestor Organa of Alderaan (69 BBY - 0 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, the Viceroy and Prince of Alderaan, the husband of Queen Breha Organa, and a noted statesman of the late Republic and early Imperial eras. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... Her Royal Highness, Princess Leia Organa Solo of Alderaan (born 19 BBY), a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by actress Carrie Fisher in the films and by Ann Sachs in the 1980s radio drama. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) reckoned at the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ...

Popular culture references to Alderaan

In the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Californication" a reference to Alderaan is made with the line, "Alderaan is not far away, it's Californication," in reference to the Star Wars opening tag setting the places and events in the movie "in a galaxy far far way." The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a California based rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. ... Californication is the Red Hot Chili Peppers 4th single off their hit album, Californication. ...


References

  • A Guide to the Star Wars Universe 3rd Edition, by Bill Slavicsek, Del Rey Books
  • The Essential guide to Planets and Moons (Star Wars), 1st edition, by Daniel Wallace, Scott Kolins. 1998. ISBN 0-345-42068-3
  • Star Wars: Rebel Dawn (Book 3 of "The Han Solo Trilogy"), by A. C. Crispin. 1998. ISBN 0-553-57417-5
  • Star Wars, X-Wing: The Bacta War, (Book 4 of The X-Wing series), 1sp paperback printing, 1997. Michael A. Stackpole, ISBN 0-553-56804-3
  • Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays, softcover, 1997. George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, Laurent Bouzereau, ISBN 0-345-40981-7
  • Star Wars: Roleplaying Game- Coruscant and the Core Worlds, hardcover 2003, by Craig R. Carey, Chris Doyle, Jason Fry, Paul Sudlow, John Terra, Daniel Wallace, ISBN 0-786-92879-4

Ann C. Crispin is a science fiction writer and the author of over sixteen published novels. ... George Lucas at the German premiere of Star Wars Episode III in Berlin George Walton Lucas, Jr. ...

External links


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Planets and moons of Star Wars
Major planets
Alderaan | Anoth | Bespin | Byss | Caamas | Chandrila | Corellia | Coruscant | Dagobah | Dantooine | Geonosis | Hoth | Ithor | Kamino | Kashyyyk | Korriban

Malachor V | Manaan | Mon Calamari | Mustafar | Myrkr | Naboo | Onderon | Ossus | Peragus II | Taris | Tatooine | Telos Distance from Core Unknown Region Outer Rim Territories Oversector Unknown Sector/System Anoth Orbital period Unknown Rotation period Unknown Number of suns 1 Number of moons Unknown Population 0 Points of Interest None Surface water 0% Affiliation Formerly New Galactic Republic Anoth is a fictional planet from the Star Wars... Bespin is the planet in The Empire Strikes Back over which the floating city Cloud City hovers suspended by an antigravity pod. ... Byss is a planet located deep in the Core of the fictional Star Wars galaxy. ... Caamas was a Galactic Core planet in the Cirius system that was a highly populated world. ... Chandrila is a planet created for the Star Wars universe. ... Corellia is a fictional planet in the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. ... Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Dagobah is both a planet and the system in which it resides, in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Dantooine is a fictional planet from the Star Wars universe. ... Geonosis is a fictional planet from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ... In the fictional universe of Star Wars, Hoth is the sixth planet of a remote system of the same name. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, Ithor is a planet located around the Outer Rim. ... Kamino is a world in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Kashyyyk (IPA: ), also known as Wookiee Planet C, is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Korriban is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe, the sole planet in the Horuset system, located across the galaxy from Koros Minor. ... Malachor V Malachor V is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Manaan is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the planet Mon Calamari is the home planet of the Mon Calamari and the Quarren. ... Mustafar is a volcanic planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Myrkr is a fictional planet in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... For information on the character from The Mighty Boosh, see Naboo (character). ... Onderon is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Ossus is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Peragus II is a location featured in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ... Taris is a planet in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family and the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction). ... Telos is a fictional planet in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...

Planet list
A-B | C-D | E-G | H-J | K-L | M-N | O-Q | R-S | T-V | W-Z | Destroyed planets
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Alderaan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1078 words)
Alderaan was also the home-world of some of the galaxy's most famous animals, such as the nerf and the Thranta.
Bail Organa was the leader of Alderaan and was on the planet when it was destroyed, while his heir and (secretly adopted) daughter Princess Leia served as Senator of Alderaan in the Imperial Senate.
With Alderaan destroyed, Princess Leia led her people to New Alderaan, which was founded after the Galactic Civil War died down somewhat.
Alderaan - definition of Alderaan in Encyclopedia (475 words)
Alderaan is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe.
Alderaan was destroyed by the Death Star in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope at Grand Moff Tarkin's order as a demonstration of its power to Princess Leia.
Approximately 60,000 natives survived because they were offworld, and many of them relocated to the planet of New Alderaan, hoping to recreate the beauty that had been Alderaan.
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