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Encyclopedia > Galactic Empire (Star Wars)
Galactic Empire
Emblem of the Galactic Empire
Form of Government Empire de facto, constitutional monarchy de jure
Official language Galactic Basic
Capital Coruscant (Imperial Center), Thyferra, Byss, Ord Cantrell, Bastion
Head of State Palpatine (19 BBY-11 ABY), Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet (12 ABY—)
Supreme Commander Galactic Emperor, Military Executor (19 BBY-4 ABY) (10-11 ABY), Supreme Commander (19 BBY—4 ABY, 8 ABY-)
Head of Government Grand Vizier (19 BBY-4 ABY) (10-11 ABY), Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet (12 ABY—)
Executive Branch Imperial Ruling Council (19 BBY-4 ABY), Central Committee of Grand Moffs (5 ABY), Imperial Ruling Council (11 ABY), Council of Moffs (12 ABY—)
Legislative Branch Imperial Senate, Council of Moffs
Establishment 19 BBY
Fragmentation 4 ABY
Final dissolution 11 ABY
Reorganized into Imperial Remnant 19 ABY
Currency Galactic Standard Credit (Imperial Dataries)

The Galactic Empire is one of the main factions in the Star Wars universe. It is a tyrannical, xenophobic, galaxy-spanning regime established by the series' lead villain, Palpatine, to replace the Galactic Republic in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The Galactic Empire is introduced in A New Hope. The Empire also appears eponomously in The Empire Strikes Back, and in Return of the Jedi. Image File history File links Star_wars_galactic_empire_emblem. ... This article is about the political and historical term. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A constitutional monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state, as opposed to an absolute monarchy, where the monarch is not bound by a... 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. ... Coruscant Coruscant (pronounced //) is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Byss is a planet in the Deep Core Region of the fictional Star Wars galaxy, that served as the personal resort world, sanctuary, and laboratory for the Emperor Palpatine. ... // Aargau is one of the Deep Core Worlds, and is the headquarters of the Bank of Aargau, which is owned by the Confederacy of Independent Systems ally, the InterGalactic Banking Clan. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ... A Vizier (وزير, sometimes also spelled Wazir) is an Arabic term for a high-ranking religious and political advisor, often to a king or sultan. ... 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 Star Wars fictional 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. ... Fans of the Star Wars fictional 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. ... In the Star Wars universe, the Imperial Remnant is a New Republic nickname for the Galactic Empire that came about following the Bastion Accords that ended the Galactic Civil War. ... Fans of the Star Wars fictional 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. ... This article is about the series. ... A fictional universe is an imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction or translatable non-fiction. ... This page is about the religious concept of Tyranny. ... Xenophobia means fear of strangers or the unknown and comes from the Greek ξενοφοβια, xenophobia, literally meaning fear of the strange. It is often used to describe fear of or dislike of foreigners, but racism in general is sometimes described as a... For other uses, see Star Wars Galaxy. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ... The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ... 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... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ...


The Empire's origins are explained in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, where it replaces the Galactic Republic in the midst of a crisis orchestrated by Palpatine, then the Republic's Supreme Chancellor. In a scene towards the end of the film, Palpatine appoints himself as Emperor. By the time of A New Hope, the Empire has transformed into a totalitarian regime, still struggling with a rebellion, now known as the Rebel Alliance. Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... 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. ... The concept of Totalitarianism is a typology or ideal-type used by some political scientists to encapsulate the characteristics of a number of twentieth century regimes that mobilized entire populations in support of the state or an ideology. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ...


It is stated in the Star Wars literature that the Empire at its height consisted of over one million member worlds and 50 million colonies, protectorates and governorships. This is a list of Star Wars books. ... This article is about states protected and/or dominated by a foreign power. ...

Contents

Origins of the Empire

The Galactic Empire was born out of the Old Republic. However, the seeds of change were planted during the Clone Wars, the epic war between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems depicted in Attack of the Clones. It is also believed that the events leading to Palpatine's rise was the sinister rituals the Sith Lord performed while being helped by fallen Dark Lords who have not entered the netherworld. These rituals created a state of confusion, depression, and anxiety among select parts of the galaxy, especially the central world of Coruscant. These rituals led to Anakin's fall, as well as the fall of the Jedi Order. The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ... A scene from Attack of the Clones depicting the Battle of Geonosis, the first battle of the Clone Wars The Clone Wars (also known as the Clone War) are a series of fictional intragalactic battles in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS) is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ...

Gaining Power

When the extent of the Separatist threat becomes clear, the Old Republic Senate, the legislature of the Republic, grants Palpatine emergency powers to deal with the Separatist threat. This conflict allows Palpatine to remain in office well past the limits set forth by the Galactic Constitution. Palpatine promised to return his powers to the Senate once peace and order was restored to the galaxy. Palpatine takes advantage of the conflict to greatly increase the office's power. - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ... A legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend certain normal functions of government, may work to alert citizens to alter their normal behaviors, or may order government agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. ...


In Revenge of the Sith, the Jedi begin to distrust the Chancellor's motives, fearing he has come under the influence of a Sith Lord named Darth Sidious. The film eventually reveals that Palpatine and Sidious are one and the same, and that he has been manipulating the Republic and the Separatists against each other. As the war drags on, the Chancellor's power continues to grow until he became effectively a dictator. When the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker discovers Palpatine's true Sith identity, the Jedi try and fail to arrest him. However, he had almost lost a physical battle against the Jedi Master Mace Windu when Anakin Skywalker helps him defeat the Jedi Master. Palpatine is severely disfigured during this duel; Windu deflects the Sith Lord's Force lightning back onto its source with his lightsaber, scarring Palpatine's face. Palpatine then converts Anakin to the dark side of the Force, making him his Sith apprentice, Darth Vader. Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Sith were a humanoid race who were enslaved by a group of warrior priests who follow the dark side of the Force and serve as the evil counterparts to the Jedi. ... A dictator is an absolutist or autocratic ruler who assumes sole power over the state, though the term is normally not applied to an absolute monarch. ... Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars franchise. ... “Windu” redirects here. ... Force lightning is an offensive technique in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... For Star Wars characters and their lightsaber colors, see Lightsaber users. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...

A New Regime

Palpatine declares the Jedi to be traitors and enemies of the Republic. Secure in his power and position, Palpatine reorganizes the Republic into the Galactic Empire, with himself as Emperor for life. Shortly prior to this declaration, Palpatine issues Order 66, a secret order to his genetically engineered clone Grand Army of the Republic to kill their Jedi Commanders. Soon, every Jedi, (except for a select few), are wiped out across the galaxy. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Palpatine's Empire promises to trade frailty for strength, chaos for order, and uncertainty for decisiveness. The citizens of the newly formed government enthusiastically support the vision outlined in the Declaration. Most of the Senate support him as well, though several more cautious senators choose to watch to see how he would handle the affairs of state while only a few (like Padmé Amidala and Bail Organa) realize that the "freedom" enshrined by the Republic is in serious jeopardy. A deleted scene in the film establishes that the two are among the main founders of the Rebel Alliance. Padmé Amidala is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... His Royal Highness, Prince Bail Prestor Organa of Alderaan (69 BBY - 0 ABY) 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. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ...


Two remaining Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, attempt to stop the Sith Lords that are sweeping the galaxy. Yoda confronts Palpatine in an epic duel, promising to end his rule, and Obi-Wan duels his former apprentice turned into the deadly Lord Vader. Even though Obi-Wan succeeds at defeating Vader/Anakin to the brink of death, Master Yoda is unable to defeat the new Emperor, but promises to continue the fight. Plucked from the brink of death, the Emperor rebuilds his fallen apprentice into the dark and destroyed Darth Vader, forever imprisoned in a life-support suit. Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Yoda is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, who appears in all of the franchises films except for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ...


Led by Darth Vader, the Emperor's Army of Clone Troopers (now Stormtroopers) and other organizations of Sith/Dark Jedi agents all but exterminate the Jedi Order. During the first years of the Empire, Coruscant is renamed the Imperial Center and the galaxy saw the single largest military buildup in history. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Coruscant Coruscant (pronounced //) is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ...


Organization of power

Emperor Palpatine rules the Empire with absolute power (though nominally bound by a Constitution), with third-in-command Sate Pestage as Grand Vizier (the Head of Government, who was running the Empire day to day by the Battle of Endor). Vader is the Emperor's second-in-command as well as the Military Executor and Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces. Two of Palpatine's top advisers are Janus Greejatus and Sim Aloo, who accompany Palpatine on the second Death Star. The leadership of the Empire is called the Imperial Inner Circle, led by Palpatine. Sate Pestage is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... The head of government is the chief officer of the executive branch of a government, often presiding over a cabinet. ... The Death Star is a fictional planet-destroying superweapon as well as an enormous mobile military garrison in the Star Wars universe. ...

The colossal Super Star Destroyer Executor served as Darth Vader's flagship.
The colossal Super Star Destroyer Executor served as Darth Vader's flagship.

The Senate exists for 19 years after the Empire's establishment as the Imperial Senate, but is little more than an advisory council. Palpatine dissolves it in A New Hope because the Empire discovers several seats in the Senate are actually taken by members of the Rebellion, and the Emperor wants to sweep away any remaining government groups from the Old Republic. Officially, the Imperial Senate is "suspended for the duration of the Galactic emergency" (the threat posed by the Rebellion). Below the Emperor, real power is in the hands of Sector Moffs such as Tarkin, and other regional governors, and is heavily enforced by the military. A Council of Moffs is established to govern individual sectors and regions of the Empire more efficiently. Eventually, the regional governors are granted direct control over their territories and more power as well. Screenshot of the Executor from the 2004 DVD release of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Screenshot of the Executor from the 2004 DVD release of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... 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... Grand Moff Insignia In the fictional universe of Star Wars, a Moff is an Imperial rank honorifically bestowed among various servants of the Galactic Empire. ... Grand Moff Governor Wilhuff Tarkin is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


The Empire's chief tenet is the "Tarkin Doctrine," which theorized that the best form of government is "rule through fear of force rather than force itself". The instrument of this power is the military, which includes the Imperial Stormtroopers, Scout Troopers, Sandtroopers, SCUBA Troopers, Snowtroopers, and a large fleet of intimidating war vehicles such as the Imperial Navy's Star Destroyers and the Imperial Army's All Terrain Armoured Transports (AT-ATs or imperial walkers) which are intended in part to spread fear as well as destroy the enemy. This policy reaches its zenith with the construction of the Death Star battle station. The Tarkin Doctrine is a fictional doctrine of state terrorism in the Star Wars universe. ... Stormtroopers have distinctive white armor and a helmet with a grimacing, skull-like visage. ... Executor and several escorting Star Destroyers In the fictional Star Wars galaxy, the Imperial Navy, also referred to as the Imperial Starfleet, was the military arm of the Galactic Empire charged with maintaining security, peace and order in the galaxy. ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ... The mighty AT-ATs lead the charge against the Rebel Base on Hoth. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Death Star is a fictional planet-destroying superweapon as well as an enormous mobile military garrison in the Star Wars universe. ...


In the Expanded Universe, the Imperial Interim Ruling Council is formed following the Emperor's death to organize and maintain the Galactic Empire from final collapse. However, its foundation was destroyed by infighting and warlordism. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... German Emperors bore the title of Warlord (German: Kriegsherr), sometimes as a formal label of honour, sometimes in grim earnest. ...


Palpatine as a ruler

Emperor Palpatine's rule was unique in galactic history; while the centralization and utter dependence on Palpatine was not unprecedented (in its time, the empire of Xim the Despot was as powerful, and collapsed even more rapidly than did the Empire after Xim's death at the Third Battle of Vontor), the all-embracing reach, the heights of dark side power and pre-eminence of the Sith, and the military developments reached during Palpatine's era were. Equally unprecedented was the destruction of the Jedi Order. Xim the Despot (died c. ...


His rule to most observers was impressive: Palpatine "judged the universe on his own terms, with a clear sense of right and wrong" and "looked to no other guide than himself".[1]


Palpatine had little trouble ordering military retaliations or any actions against those who threaten his power, such as the incineration of Caamas, the systematic extermination of the Jedi, the attempted resurrection of the droid army by Gizor Delso, the "unofficial" Clone rebellion on Kamino, or killing millions of Coruscanti when the Super Star Destroyer Lusankya was buried in the surface of Coruscant to serve as an escape vehicle[2] (an illuminating example of how Palpatine sought to outdo all previous Sith and Jedi; where the Sith Lord Naga Sadow was content to bury a Sith Battleship on the deserted surface of Yavin 4, Palpatine ordered the construction burial of an entire kilometers-long Super Star Destroyer on the most inhabited planet in the galaxy). Neither did he lose any sleep over the retaliations his various lieutenants might engage in. Indeed, he even condoned them with the endorsement of the Tarkin Doctrine as official policy. Caamas refers to a fictional world in the Star Wars universe. ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ... The Super Star Destroyer Executor, identical twin to the Lusankya Lusankya was a Super Star Destroyer, the sister ship of Darth Vaders Executor, from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Naga Sadow is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Yavin 4 is one of the many moons of the gas planet Yavin in the Star Wars universe. ... The Tarkin Doctrine is a fictional doctrine of state terrorism in the Star Wars universe. ...


Unwilling to have any limits placed on his power, Palpatine eventually sought to control all other galaxies virtually forever. His clones where the first step of the plan. Palpatine planned to grow a number of clones of himself so he could transfer his spirit into a fresh clone body when the one before it grew too old. Sometime after the Outbound Flight Project, Palpatine hastily grew a clone of his former Jedi advisor, the Jedi Master Jorus C'Baoth. The experiment failed, however, when the clone went insane and challenged his power, necessitating its destruction. Nevertheless, Palpatine learned that Force-potential could be passed to clone bodies, and filed the information away for future use. Joruus CBaoth (16 BBY-9 ABY) was a fictional character who was the sole known surviving clone of the Old Republic Jedi Master Jorus CBaoth. ...


During the Great Jedi Purge, Palpatine captured the wise Jedi Master Ashka Boda and ripped a number of Jedi secrets out of his mind, including how to transfer one's spirit to another body. Palpatine experimented with his novel procedure at his leisure during the Galactic Civil War, practicing on servants that were too valuable to lose permanently. One notable example was Bevel Lemelisk, a scientist charged with the creation of the Death Star battlestation. (Lemelisk was executed for the Death Star's fatal flaw, the exhaust port.) Bevel Lemelisk is a character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe who is credited in several sources with being the inventor and primary designer of the Death Star. ... The Death Star is a fictional planet-destroying superweapon as well as an enormous mobile military garrison in the Star Wars universe. ...


Palpatine pursued another road towards immortality. He made contact with the Ssi-ruuk Imperium; Palpatine had learned of their unusual system of powering machinery — they literally channelled the spirit out of living beings and stored them in the machines. He died at Endor before he followed the possibilities this opened up[3] In the fictional Star Wars series of books and films, the Ssi-Ruuk (Pronounced /si ruk) are a saurian race that invaded from the Unknown Regions of the galaxy. ... The Ssi-ruuvi Imperium was the government and holdings of the Ssi-ruuvi in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


Resistance to Imperial rule

Disturbed by Palpatine's new dictatorship, three of the most influential senators - Bail Organa of Alderaan, Garm Bel Iblis of Corellia, and Mon Mothma of Chandrila - met in secret to sign the Corellian Treaty, forming the Alliance to Restore the Republic, more commonly referred to as the Rebel Alliance. During the 19 years that took place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the Rebellion is all but crushed by the Empire, and its leaders are constantly forced into hiding while others were killed. His Royal Highness, Prince Bail Prestor Organa of Alderaan (69 BBY - 0 ABY) 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. ... 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. ... A renowned senator in the Star Wars Expanded Universe from the Corellian System, Senator Garm Bel Iblis was one of the founders of the Rebel Alliance, along with Mon Mothma of Chandrila and Bail Organa from Alderaan. ... Corellia is a fictional planet in the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. ... -Mon Mothma Mon Mothma (48 BBY-24 ABY) was the Senator of Chandrila in the waning days of the Old Republic and leader of the Rebel Alliance and New Republic. ... Chandrila is a planet created for the Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ...


The Death Star, a moon-sized space station (whose construction began at the end of Episode III) with sufficient firepower to destroy a planet, was designed to be the supreme weapon of the Empire's power. The station's commander, Grand Moff Tarkin, demonstrated that power when he destroys the populated planet of Alderaan merely as a show of force. However, soon after this, the station is assaulted by a small force of Rebel starfighters in an engagement called the Battle of Yavin, which ends with the Death Star's destruction at the hands of Luke Skywalker. The victory is the Rebel Alliance's first major success against the Empire. Furthermore, the threat of Skywalker himself became evident to the Emperor when he learned that, in addition to being Darth Vader's son, Skywalker showed tremendous potential to become the first of a new generation of Jedi Knights to oppose the Empire. Grand Moff Governor Wilhuff Tarkin is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... A Colonial Viper from Battlestar Galactica, an example of a starfighter. ... Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Grand Moff Tarkin † Darth Vader Admiral Motti † General Tagge Chief Bast General Dodonna General Willard Garven Dreis (Red Leader)† John Vander (Gold Leader)† Admiral Ackbar (Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet) Strength TIE Fighters Darth Vaders TIE Advanced Death Star heavy, medium... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ...


The Empire is permanently defeated when Palpatine and Vader die during the Battle of Endor, as portrayed in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. In the film's climactic battle, the Rebellion destroys the second Death Star and a great portion of the Imperial Navy's highest ranking officers. In the Expanded Universe, it is stated that though the Empire was too large and well-organized to be destroyed with one blow, it becomes corrupt following Palpatine's death; for the next decade and more the Rebels, renamed the New Republic, fight to claim the galaxy from remnant Imperials styling themselves as independent warlords, as well as Imperial loyalists such as Grand Admiral Thrawn and Ysanne Isard. The Battle of Endor was the climactic battle depicted in the 1983 film, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... The Battle of Endor was the climactic battle depicted in the 1983 film, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... Grand Admiral Thrawn (full name: Mitthrawnuruodo) is a fictional character from the Star Wars galaxy. ... Ysanne Isard is a fictional Imperial character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


In a twist of irony, the Empire's greatest weapons (the Death Stars) led to its destruction as many of it military leaders were killed when either one was destroyed by the Rebels.


Imperial leaders

  • Palpatine 19 BBY - 4 ABY (Note: The Empire factionalized after Palpatine's death, and heavy in-fighting between various fleet commanders competing for position ensued. Only on rare occasions was one leader able to assert themselves as unquestioned leader of all Imperial forces after this)
  • Sate Pestage 4 - 5 ABY
  • Trioculus 5 ABY (in opposition to Pestage and Isard)
  • Kadann 5 ABY (in opposition to Pestage and Isard)
  • Ysanne Isard 5 - 8 ABY
  • Thrawn 8 - 9 ABY (Note: Re-unified most Imperial factions)
  • Palpatine (reborn) 10 - 11 ABY (Note: Re-unified all Imperial factions, after they broke up again upon Thrawn's death)
  • Carnor Jax 11 ABY
  • Daala 12 ABY (Note: Re-unifed all Imperial factions, by assassinating the leaders of all other factions at a gathering. Voluntarily resigned and passed on leadership to Pellaeon).
  • Gilad Pellaeon + Moffs 13-30 ABY
  • Roan Fel circa 130 ABY
  • Darth Krayt (usurper) 130 ABY -

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References

  1. ^ Cloak of Deception, 1st edition, 2002. James Luceno, ISBN 0-345-44297-0
  2. ^ Wedge's Gamble, 1st paperback printing, 1996. Michael A. Stackpole, ISBN 0-553-56802-7
  3. ^ The Truce at Bakura, 1st paperback printing, 1994. Kathy Tyers, ISBN 0-553-56872-8

4. "Vision of the Future", ist paperback printing 1999, Timothy Zahn, ISBN 0-553-57879-0 Cloak of Deception is a novel set in the Star Wars galaxy. ... Wedges Gamble is the second novel in the Star Wars: X-wing series. ... The Truce at Bakura was a 1993 science fiction novel by Kathy Tyers, set in the Star Wars galaxy. ... The Hand of Thrawn Duology is a pair of novels, Specter of the Past and Vision of the Future, written by Timothy Zahn and set in the Star Wars galaxy. ...


See also

The Emblem of the Galactic Empire. ... Rank Insignia of the Galactic Empire refers to badges of military rank which were displayed in the Star Wars feature films, used by officers of the Imperial Navy and Army. ... The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... The Galactic Federation of Free Alliances is a fictional government from the Star Wars novel series, more commonly called the Galactic Alliance for short. ... The Imperium of Man is a fictional galactic empire that contains the vast majority of humanity in the forty-first millennium, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe created by Games Workshop. ... The following is a list of minor fictional Star Wars characters who are affiliated with the Galactic Empire. ...

External links

Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki is a wiki for information on the Star Wars saga, including information on all six films, as well as the Expanded Universe. ... This article is about the series. ...

Fan Societies / Clubs

  • The Empire Reborn - Roleplaying & gaming society (PC Games)
  • The Galactic Empire - Roleplaying game with strong emphasis on political and military training.

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The culture of the Galactic Empire was ascetic and minimalist.
The Galactic Republic's transformation into the Empire is perhaps modeled after the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire; the Roman Republic was transformed because of war, infighting, and two of its leader, Julius and Augustus Caesar.
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In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the regime established by then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic.
The Death Star, a moon-sized space station (whose construction began at the end of Episode III) with sufficient firepower to destroy a planet was designed to be the supreme tool of the Empire's irresistible power.
During the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, the Imperial Remnant allied with the New Republic and its successor-state the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances (or for short, Galactic Alliance, or GFFA).
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