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Encyclopedia > Galactic Republic (Star Wars)
Galactic Republic
Emblem of the Galactic Republic
Form of Government Unicameral Federal Republic
Official language Basic
Capital Coruscant
Founding Document Galactic Constitution
Judicial Branch Supreme Court
Legislative Branch Galactic Senate, General Ministry
Executive Branch Office of the Supreme Chancellor (de facto), Galactic Senate, General Ministry
Senate Chair, Head of State and Commander-in-Chief Supreme Chancellor
Assistant Senate Head Vice Chair, Office of the Vice Chair
Establishment 25,000 BBY
Reorganization into the Galactic Empire 19 BBY
Re-establishment as New Republic 5 ABY
Currency Galactic Standard Credit (Republic Dataries)

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. By the time of the original Star Wars trilogy, it is referred to as the Old Republic. It was a benevolent, though eventually ineffectual, constitutional republic tied up in layers of bureaucracy. Image File history File links Galactic_Republic. ... A form of government is a colloquial term that refers to the set of political institutions by which a state is organized in order to exert its powers over a political community [1] Note that this definition holds valid even if the government is illegitimate or if it is unsuccessful... Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ... The Federal Republic of Germany and its sixteen Bundesländer (federal states) A federal republic is a federation of states with a republican form of government. ... An official language is a language that is given a privileged legal status in a state, or other legally-defined territory. ... 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. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... The supreme court in some countries, provinces, and states, functions as a court of last resort whose rulings cannot be challenged. ... 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. ... The executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law and running the day-to-day affairs of the government or state. ... Queen Elizabeth II, is the Head of State of 16 countries including: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand and the Bahamas, as well as crown colonies and overseas territories of the United Kingdom. ... Commander-in-Chief (in NATO-lingo often C-in-C or CINC pronounced sink) is the commander of all the military forces within a particular region or of all the military forces of a state. ... Supreme Chancellor (usually just Chancellor) is the title of the Head of State of the Galactic Republic of the fictional 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. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the regime established by then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic. ... 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. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... A fictional universe is a cohesive imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the regime established by then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic. ... In a broad definition a republic is a state or country that is led by people who do not base their political power on any principle beyond the control of the people of that state or country. ... Bureaucracy is a concept in sociology and political science. ...


The Republic, as it was commonly known, had a highly republican government that was able to sustain itself for over twenty-five thousand years (according to the Expanded Universe, as implied by Obi-Wan Kenobi's line in A New Hope that "for over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic.") It is said that its complete history would "fill ten thousand libraries." In a broad definition a republic is a state or country that is led by people who do not base their political power on any principle beyond the control of the people of that state or country. ... 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. ... Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (57 – 0 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... 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... Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (right) & his padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi (left), from The Phantom Menace. ...

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History

The Republic itself was formed over 25,000 BBY when the first Galactic Constitution was signed on Coruscant. Whether this means that Coruscant was the original homeworld of humans or simply the most powerful world at the time is still up for debate, and there has been little said about the event other than that it occurred. 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. ... Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ...


The Republic was made up of about a million worlds. The Clone Wars, which occur from 22 BBY to 19 BBY, was the first full-scale war since the Republic's re-formation after the Battle of Ruusan. The initial battle of the Clone Wars: The Battle of Geonosis ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... 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. ... 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. ... Combatants Army of Light (Galactic Republic Jedi) Brotherhood of Darkness (Sith) Commanders Lord Hoth Lord Farfalla General Kiel Charny Lord Kaan Darth Bane Lady Githany Strength Jedi Masters Jedi Knights Padawans Republic Troops Sith Lords Sith Acolytes and Cultists Dark Jedi Casualties All Jedi All Sith except Darth Bane The...


The Galactic Senate

The Republic began as a mutual protection and economic alliance among a number of planets in the galactic core. Each member state (system governments) returned a representative (a senator) to a central legislative body (the Senate). Senators were ambassadors of their homeworld, and member worlds were able to maintain their government and society in accordance with local beliefs, customs, and traditions. There were a wide variety of different local governments along the political spectrum: from monarchies to republics to hive-like communes. In some systems, the senator was elected to that post, in others the world government appointed the senator. Naboo's monarch appointed their senator, while the Alderaan Council of Elders elected their senator out of their own ranks (usually the heir to the Royal House of Organa, as the heir was also the leader of the council). For related meanings see also Monarch (disambiguation) A monarchy, (from the Greek monos archein, meaning one ruler) is a form of government that has a monarch as Head of State. ... A Commune is a kind of intentional community where most resources are shared and there is little or no personal property. ... For information on the character from The Mighty Boosh, see Naboo (character). ... 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. ...


When the Republic's power and influence expanded, many new areas of the galaxy were incorporated into the Republic. A reorganization of Senatorial representation occurred 1,000 BBY during the Ruusan Reformation. The most common organization for these new territories was to group regions into Sectors of about 50 inhabited worlds. Each sector is represented by a Senatorial Delegation. When the number of sectors became too large, sectors were organized into roughly a thousand regions, each represented by one delegation to the Senate.


The Senate served as the governing body of the Galactic Republic, while the Jedi Order served as its defenders. Soon thereafter, the Senate, and therefore the seat of government, was established on the planet Coruscant, coordinates 0-0-0 in the standard galactic coordinate system, signifying its central location in the galaxy. Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ...


The Senate, according to the Star Wars.com Databank, was an enormous building containing 1,024 floating platforms, each of which contained several senators. Each platform in the senate represented a "sector" of the galaxy, with one senator for that sector accompanied by a delegation of aides and advisors. Some platforms represented individual worlds bringing special pleas to the senate, others the special interest guilds such as the Trade Federation. Along with the senators, the leaders of the individual member planets apparently also had the power to vote in the Senate and introduce legislation. Each senatorial delegation had one vote. A special interest is a person or political organization established to influence governmental policy or legislators in a specific area of policy. ...


The members of the Senate then elected a Chancellor from amongst their ranks who served as the Senate's presiding officer and as the Republic's de facto leader. The Chancellor was assisted by the Vice Chair, who is presumably elected in the same manner as the Chancellor; the same Vice Chair is present throughout the entire prequel trilogy. Based on the films, we can see that the Senate followed pseudo-parliamentary rules. In Episode One, Chancellor Finis Valorum was forced out of office by the Senate in a motion of no confidence, introduced by Queen Amidala of Naboo. Supreme Chancellor (usually just Chancellor) is the title of the Head of State of the Galactic Republic of the fictional Star Wars universe. ... A parliamentarian is a specialist in parliamentary procedure. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Supreme Chancellor (usually just Chancellor) is the title of the Head of State of the Galactic Republic of the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Finis Valorum (92 BBY - 22 BBY) is a fictional character from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... A motion of no confidence, also called a motion of non-confidence, a censure motion, a no-confidence motion, or simply a confidence motion, is a parliamentary motion traditionally put before a parliament by the opposition in the hope of defeating or embarrassing a government. ... Padmé Naberrie (46 BBY – 19 BBY) is a pivotal character in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Senators received one vote in all matters, procedural and substantive. The Chancellor was elected from within the Senate for a set term (presumably up to two terms of four years, though exceptions were made in cases of emergency, as given throughout various books and movies of the prequel trilogy.) The assembly was in turn divided into individual committees, each specializing in specific fields of government administration, and which were responsible for creating legislation to be reviewed by the full assembly. The Senate had some form of judicial power as well, although the Republic's judicial branch was the Supreme Court and the Senate's power in this area may have been limited to trying its own members. The Prequel trilogy (commonly abbreviated PT by fans) is a term often used to describe the three films of the Star Wars saga whose events take place before the Original Trilogy. ...


Although legislation passed by the Senate was binding to all member worlds, most of the everyday legislation followed by citizens of the Republic was created at the planetary, sector, or regional level. Therefore, the main functions of the Senate were to mediate disputes between members, provide for the common defense, and regulate inter-system trade. The Jedi, who answered to the Chancellor, became traveling representatives of the Senate responsible not only for protecting the Republic and its citizens, but also to serve as representatives of the Republic and as mediators for individual disputes.


The Republic's greatest failing was its lack of formal organization. Much of its operation is based on non-binding constitutional conventions, which were often ignored and undermined by corrupt and power-hungry politicians. Coalition governments were common with special interests defining the legislative agenda. A constitutional convention is an informal and uncodified procedural agreement that is followed by the institutions of a state. ... A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... A special interest is a person or political organization established to influence governmental policy or legislators in a specific area of policy. ...


However, the waning years of the Republic were a time of corruption and great social injustice. The Senate became divided between those who genuinely wished to uphold the values and ideals of the Republic and those who wished to further their own goals. After a series of weak and ineffectual Chancellors and a crisis involving the invasion of Naboo by the Trade Federation over a tariff passed in the Senate, the time came for strong leadership to end the corruption. The Trade Federation invasion, and later occupation, force marches on Theed The Trade Federation is a fictional organization that exists in the Star Wars universe at the time of the Galactic Republic. ... A tariff is a tax on imported goods. ...


After Palpatine became Chancellor, he increased the power of the office from acting as commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic to the institution of his personal bodyguard, the Red Guard. The rights of many, including the Galactic Senate, were relinquished in the name of security. The removal of privacy screens in the Galactic Senate, which allow senators to discuss issues before the Senate in private resulted in many senators afraid to voice their response to a vote because of the installed surveillance hovercams listening in on every word and reporting to the Senate Security Chief. The Galactic Senate also met less often as the Chancellor was voted more powers. The Grand Army of the Republic is a fictional army from the Star Wars saga, specifically Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith that laid the foundations of the Galactic Empire. ... Fanatically loyal, the Guardsmen protect the former Supreme Chancellor turned Galactic Emperor and his personal residences unceasingly In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Emperors Royal Guard (a. ...

Emblem of the Galactic Senate
Emblem of the Galactic Senate
Galactic Senate building.
Galactic Senate building.
Interior of the Senate.
Interior of the Senate.
A senator of the Trade Federation attempts to address the Senate.
A senator of the Trade Federation attempts to address the Senate.

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Galactic Senators/Politicians

Politicians include Senators, the Chancellor, the Vice Chair of the Senate, the Administrative Aide, various Representatives from each system, and the members of the Jedi Council. Non-council Jedi aren't necessarily non-politicians, but the special status of the Jedi Council enabled those on it them to have a substantial degree of power and moral authority. One Jedi master, Luminara Unduli was the only non-council member to get as much power in politics as a council member. Below is a list of many politicians important to the Galactic Republic. Luminara Unduli is a fictional character who appeared in the movies Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. ...

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Padmé Naberrie (46 BBY – 19 BBY) is a pivotal character in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... For information on the character from The Mighty Boosh, see Naboo (character). ... Palpatine (82 BBY – 4 ABY, spirit incapacitated 11 ABY), often referred to as the Emperor or Emperor Palpatine by characters and fans, is one of the main characters in the fictional Star Wars universe, and is the primary antagonist of the six films. ... For information on the character from The Mighty Boosh, see Naboo (character). ... The following is a list of fictional Star Wars characters from Separatist-affiliated factions, including the Corporate Alliance, Trade Federation, and the Techno Union. ... The following are fictional planets set in the Star Wars universe. ... Plo Koon is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The Jedi High Council is an institution from the Star Wars series of films. ... 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The Jedi and Jedi Council

The Jedi, functioning as a police force in the Republic, wielded considerable political power. The Jedi with the most power were members of the Jedi Council. Yoda and Mace Windu as the two leaders of the Council had the highest authority of all Jedi. The Chancellor had nominal authority over the Jedi Council, although this power was rarely invoked before the election of Palpatine. The Chancellor also had a holographic projector in his office so Jedi on very important missions could contact the Chancellor, any senators, and any Jedi there. When Obi-Wan Kenobi contacted Coruscant from Geonosis after witnessing Count Dooku's meeting with Separatist forces, his hologram appeared at Palpatine's office while being witnessed by Palpatine, Yoda, Windu and many senators, Jedi, and Council members. Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (right) & his padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi (left), from The Phantom Menace. ... The Jedi High Council is an institution from the Star Wars series of films. ... Jedi Master Yoda (896 BBY–4 ABY), voiced by Frank Oz, is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Mace Windu (72 BBY - 19 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars Universe. ... Palpatine (82 BBY – 4 ABY, spirit incapacitated 11 ABY), often referred to as the Emperor or Emperor Palpatine by characters and fans, is one of the main characters in the fictional Star Wars universe, and is the primary antagonist of the six films. ... Geonosis is a fictional planet from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ... He was one of the most brilliant Jedi Ive ever had the privilege of knowing. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ...


The Republic Military

For most of its history since the Battle of Ruusan, the Republic did not maintain an army except for ceremonial purposes. This was to display the Republic's peaceful ideals, as the Republic used Jedi Knights as "keepers of the peace." Combatants Army of Light (Galactic Republic Jedi) Brotherhood of Darkness (Sith) Commanders Lord Hoth Lord Farfalla General Kiel Charny Lord Kaan Darth Bane Lady Githany Strength Jedi Masters Jedi Knights Padawans Republic Troops Sith Lords Sith Acolytes and Cultists Dark Jedi Casualties All Jedi All Sith except Darth Bane The... Army (from French armée) can, in some countries, refer to any armed force. ...


Several trade organizations, such as the Trade Federation and Commerce Guild, kept armies of droids in order to protect their profits, but they often abused this power, such as when the Trade Federation invaded and occupied Naboo, resulting in the historic Battle of Naboo. Individual sectors also maintained their own security forces, such as Naboo Security Force or CorSec from Corellia, and these were sometimes used to combat small threats. However there was no centralized command, and the members of the Republic were loath to change this. The Commerce Guild was a group of major corporate institutions that have come together to protect their pursuit of profits. ... Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope along side astromech droid R2-D2, and protocol droid C-3PO. This is the concept of the droid in science fiction. ... The Battle or Invasion of Naboo refers to a pre-Clone Wars conflict in the fictional Star Wars universe that occurred on the peaceful planet Naboo shortly after the Invasion of Theed (Naboos capital city) in which the organisation called the Trade Federation sent an army of battle droids... The Corellian Security Force, commonly abbreviated CorSec, is a fictional organization within the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Corellia is a fictional planet in the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. ...


The Clone Wars changed all this. The Republic had no standing military to combat the Confederacy of Independent Systems and a Military Creation Act was proposed, which was strongly opposed by many of the Republic's pacifist leaders, such as Padmé Amidala of Naboo, who feared the possibility of going to war. Supporters included Orn Free Taa of Ryloth and Ask Aak of Malastare. The initial battle of the Clone Wars: The Battle of Geonosis ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ... Pacifism is the opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes. ... Orn Free Taa was a Twilek senator in the waning days of the Old Republic representing the planet Ryloth. ... // Radatous Radatous is only known for its great shield generators and ancient Jedi training camps. ... The following is a list of fictional Star Wars characters from Separatist-affiliated factions, including the Corporate Alliance, Trade Federation, and the Techno Union. ... The following are fictional planets set in the Star Wars universe. ...


However, a Clone Army had already been created in secret on the planet Kamino ten years before. When it becomes clear the Confederacy had no intention of negotiating with the Republic, the Republic adopted this army as the Grand Army of the Republic, along with AT-TE walkers, gunships and other military vehicles. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... -Obi-wan Kenobi Kamino is a world in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... An AT-TE During the Battle of Geonosis The AT-TE walker is a fictional vehicle from the Star Wars saga. ... The term gunship is used in several contexts, all sharing the general idea of a light vessel armed with heavy guns. ...


The End of the Republic

By the time of The Phantom Menace, the Republic had grown unbearably corrupt. Palpatine became the Chancellor in 32 BBY after his predecessor, Finis Valorum, was thrown out in a no confidence vote in a wave of protest against his handling of the conflict with the Trade Federation. Traditionally, the Chancellor could only serve two four-year terms, but Palpatine stayed in office much longer, due to the prolonged Separatist Crisis. Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... 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. ... Finis Valorum (92 BBY - 22 BBY) is a fictional character from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... A motion of no confidence, also called a motion of non-confidence, a censure motion, a no-confidence motion, or simply a confidence motion, is a parliamentary motion traditionally put before a parliament by the opposition in the hope of defeating or embarrassing a government. ... The initial battle of the Clone Wars: The Battle of Geonosis ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ...


The crisis occurred when several of the Republic's member Star Systems and organizations united in order to separate from the Republic. This unified organization became known as the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Tensions between the Republic and the Separatists eventually escalated into all-out war, and the conflicts that would later be known as the "Clone Wars" began (chronicled in Attack of the Clones). In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ... 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. ...


The Senate granted Palpatine emergency powers to deal with the Separatist Confederacy in a motion introduced by Representative Jar Jar Binks. Palpatine's first move, widely supported at the time, was to create a vast army of clone warriors to serve as the Republic's fighting force against the Confederacy. The Republic had not previously needed an army, since until then any small conflicts with in the Republic could be solved with the peacekeeping Jedi. However, the fact that the Confederacy had access to an enormous army of droid soldiers required the Republic to construct a more formal military to effectively fight. 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. ... Jar Jar Binks (born c. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope along side astromech droid R2-D2, and protocol droid C-3PO. This is the concept of the droid in science fiction. ...


In the ensuing years, the Senate increasingly ceded its power to Palpatine, who became the war's political Commander-in-Chief. Such actions were justified in the name of security, and eventually Palpatine did not need the approval of the Senate for many of his actions. Since the chancellor held a vast majority of supporters in Senate, this was considered a perfectly reasonable way to increase the wartime government's efficiency. Commander-in-Chief (in NATO-lingo often C-in-C or CINC pronounced sink) is the commander of all the military forces within a particular region or of all the military forces of a state. ...


Tension between Palpatine and the Jedi began to grow as the war progressed. Many members of the Jedi Council remained skeptical of Palpatine's growing powers, especially at the expense of the Senate- the only body they were contractually bound to serve. In time, the Jedi began to believe that Palpatine would not surrender his power at the end of the war, and made contingency plans to remove him from power. After the death of Separatist leader General Grievous, and the discovery that Palpatine was actually Darth Sidious, the Jedi made their move, and attempted to remove Chancellor Palpatine from power. The attempt was thwarted, and shortly after Palpatine secretly issued Order 66, a galaxy-wide instruction for all clone troops to slaughter their Jedi commanders. General Grievous (born Qymaen jai Sheelal) is a villain from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Darth Sidious, Dark Lord of the Sith, who often contacts his minions via hologram. ... Executive Order 66 was a military directive central to the plot of the film Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and, hence, to the entire fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Many of the Jedi serving as generals of the Army of the Republic quickly fell victim to the clone trooper forces. They overwhelmed the often isolated Jedi, who were taken by surprise due to clones' complete lack of emotion when it came to following orders; there was no treachery for the Jedi to sense in the minds of the clones that surrounded them. The Jedi remaining in the Temple on Coruscant were eliminated by a detachment of clone stormtroopers led by Darth Vader, who single-handedly cut down many Jedi himself — including many children studying as padawans there. Darth Vader is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ... The Jedi Knights are a fictional monastic organization from the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas. ...

Palpatine declares the formation of the Galactic Empire.
Palpatine declares the formation of the Galactic Empire.

At the conclusion of the Clone Wars, Palpatine addressed the Senate. First he related the story of the unsuccessful "assassination attempt" by the Jedi, and declared the Order to be enemies of the Republic. Then he announced that the Galactic Republic would become a Galactic Empire so strong as to never be threatened by outside forces again: "In order to secure the security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire! For a safe and secure society." The Chancellor, who by this time had been grotesquely disfigured (he claimed this was from the Jedi assassination attempt), proclaimed himself to be the first Emperor of the galaxy. Deluded by Palpatine's charisma and skill (and perhaps also by his considerable dark side power), the majority of the Senate cheered him on loudly in approval, which provoked one of Senator Padmé Amidala's most memorable lines: "So this is how liberty dies: with thunderous applause." After so many millennia, the Galactic Republic had ceased to exist. Image File history File links Palps_Senate. ... Image File history File links Palps_Senate. ... John F. Kennedy was widely considered charismatic and charming by both his political peers and the larger public The word charisma (from the Greek word kharisma, gift or divine favor, from kharizesthai, to favor, from kharis, favor) refers to a rare trait found in certain human personalities usually including extreme... In various theories of magic and religion, the Dark Side describes the less benevolent approaches to use of the magical forces. ...


The Senate continued to exist after the formation of the Empire, as the "Imperial Senate," but was rendered virtually powerless. Palpatine remained the final authority on all laws; at most, the Senate could simply delay and discuss legislation. As the Clone Wars were winding down, however, Palpatine's once near-unanimous support began to falter. As depicted in the Revenge of the Sith novelization and deleted scenes from the film itself, a bloc of senators began to emerge, even before the Clone Wars had ended, who opposed the Emperor's authoritarian ruling style and resented his treatment of the Jedi and other opponents. This bloc, originally led by influential politicians such as Senator Bail Organa, and later by his foster daughter Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan, eventually became the political voice of the emerging anti-Empire Rebel Alliance. 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 term authoritarian is used to describe an organization or a state which enforces strong and sometimes oppressive measures against the population, generally without attempts at gaining the consent of the population. ... 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. ... 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... 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. ... 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. ...


Decades later, shortly before the Battle of Yavin, Palpatine found the continued existence of open political dissent a hindrance to his total control, and disbanded the Imperial Senate — sweeping away the last remnants of the Galactic Republic. He placed all regional powers of governance in the hands of the regional governors of the Imperial Military, thus abolishing civilian control of government. The Senate Building, however, still remained visible on the Coruscant skyline at the time of the destruction of the Second Death Star. Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Grand Moff Tarkin † Darth Vader Admiral Motti † General Tagge General Dodonna General Willard Garven Dreis (Red Leader)† John Vander (Gold Leader)† Strength TIE Fighters Darth Vaders TIE Advanced Death Star heavy, medium and light laser batteries Turbolaser batteries 30 Alliance starfighters, consisting of... Dissent is a sentiment or philosophy of non-agreement or opposition to an idea (eg. ... Thats no moon. ...


Rebirth of Freedom

After the fall of the Empire and the end of the Galactic Civil War, the Galactic Republic is re-established by the Rebel Alliance as the New Republic which is reorganized into the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances after the Yuuzhan Vong captured Coruscant. The Galactic Civil War (19 BBY - 19 ABY) is a fictional war from the Star Wars galaxy, beginning with Revenge of the Sith and continuing through the original trilogy of films A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, as well as several novels, comics, and... 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 New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... Categories: Star Wars stubs | Star Wars governments ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ...


External links

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Factions of Star Wars
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Chiss | Confederacy of Independent Systems | Corporate Sector Authority | Galactic Alliance | Galactic Empire | Galactic Republic | Hapes Consortium | Imperial Remnant

New Republic | Pentastar Alignment | Rebel Alliance | Sith Empire | Ssi-ruuvi Imperium | The Centrality | Tion Hegemony | Yuuzhan Vong In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Chiss are a humanoid species with pale blue skin, blue-black hair and glowing red eyes. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ... The Corporate Sector Authority is the government of a free enterprise fiefdom known as the Corporate Sector in the Star Wars galaxy that was formed in 490 BBY to free the Republic lawmakers and the Corporate moneymakers from their differences. ... The Galactic Federation of Free Alliances is a fictional government from the Star Wars novel series, more commonly called the Galactic Alliance for short. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the regime established by then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic. ... In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the Hapes Consortium is an alliance of sixty-three worlds. ... 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. ... The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... The Pentastar Alignment was a political conglomerate in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... 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 Sith Empire was an empire established by Dark Jedi banished from the Galactic Republic. ... The Ssi-ruuvi Imperium was the government and holdings of the Ssi-ruuvi in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... The Centrality is the name of a fictional, independent government in the Star Wars galaxy. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ...

See also
Star Wars companies | Star Wars galaxy | Other governments | Star Wars ranks | Star Wars organizations

Map of the Star Wars galaxy released by Star Wars Insider The fictional galaxy where the setting of the Star Wars saga occurs is known simply as the Star Wars galaxy while in the canon it is referred as the Galaxy or the Known Galaxy. ...


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