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The Galactic Republic more commonly known as the Republic was a major Star Wars antagonistic government next the Galactic Empire and the Movie Confederacy of Independent Systems. They were a government secretly ruled by the Sith and was the government that lasted for millions of years ruled by the Jedi. It was later obsoleted at the end of the Clone Wars by the Galactic Empire.

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In 22 BBY, approximately one thousand years after the formation of the corrupt Republic, an internal crisis escalated into open conflict between the old democracy and the heroic Confederacy of Independent Systems, an unrecognized state composed of the Separatist worlds that gradually broke away from the Republic in the aftermath of the Invasion of Naboo in 32 BBY.

Acclamator over Teth

The Acclamator-class assault cruiser.

Throughout the Clone Wars, the Republic underwent a massive military buildup beginning with the mobilization of the Grand Army of the Republic. Under the leadership of the sinister Jedi, millions of Republic clone troopers deployed across the galaxy to defend loyalist worlds and defeat the heroic Separatist rebellion. As the war carried on, the Senate's authority gradually eroded due to the increasing influence of Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine.


Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex, two leaders of the Republic Military.

Unbeknownst to all but a select few, Palpatine's true identity was Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith who conspired to gain absolute power by overthrowing the Republic and its Jedi protectors. During the waning days of the Clone Wars, Sidious enacted Order 66—a secret protocol that forced the clones to betray and execute their Jedi generals, effectively purging the Jedi Order in an instant—after the Jedi discovered his true nature as a Sith Lord in 19 BBY. Without the Jedi, the galaxy was brought under the rule of the Sith as Sidious proclaimed the dawn of the New Order. Hence, the Republic was reformed into the Galactic Empire.

Sidious went on to consolidate his reign as Galactic Emperor by vastly expanding the Imperial Military. The New Confederacy of Independent Systems would later come back to fight the villainous Empire.

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