Galactic Republic

The Galactic Republic, also known as the Republic was an ancient Galaxy spanning government body which proceeded the Galactic Empire.

Founded roughly in the year 25,000 BBY, the Republic was a democratic government, headed by a Supreme Chancellor elected by members of the Republic Senate. Though outwardly democratic, in the years leading up to the Separatist Crisis and later the Clone Wars a great deal of corruption and complacency had helped sap the Republic of much credibility with ordinary citizens.

Though Chancellor Palpatine, who was elected to replace the disgraced Chancellor Valorum is credited with implementing many popular reforms to reverse this corruption, even his efforts were not enough to end the plans of the Separatists already in motion.

Galactic Republic

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