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 Guide To The Galactic Republic
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 Posted: Feb 1 2016, 01:43 AM
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THE GALACTIC REPUBLIC

HEAD OF STATE: Suprreme Chancellor
LEADERS: The Supreme Chancellor
SECONDARY LEADERS: The Galactic Senate




HISTORY

For more than twenty thousand years, the Galactic Republic has been the most civilized and advanced power in the known galaxy. Governed by the Galactic Senate with representatives from hundreds of star systems and planets, the Republic has been the center of peace and progress, a bright beacon in the darkness of outer space.

The revered Jedi Order has sworn itself to defend the Republic, to battle the darkness, and to bring peace and balance to the greater galaxy. The Jedi have served for millennia in this capacity, and in that time they have earned themselves the admiration of their allies, and the hatred of their enemies.

The Republic itself was formed in 25,053 BBY when the first “Galactic Constitution” was signed on Coruscant, after the Corellian Hyperdrive connected many worlds in the Galactic Core. 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. The Republic was made up of several hundred thousand worlds.

the Old Sith Wars of c.4000 BBY almost destroyed the Republic. During the Great Sith War (4000 BBY–3996 BBY), the Sith Lords Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma, along with their Krath and Mandalorian allies, waged war on the Republic, causing devastation until they were defeated by the combined Jedi and Republic forces. Afterward, the Great Hunt (3995–3993 BBY) and the Cleansing of the Nine Houses occurred.

These would be followed by the Mandalorian Wars (3966—3960 BBY). They were fought between Mandalorian forces hoping to expand their colonies beyond the Outer Rim Territories and the Galactic Republic, which feared further incursions. The Mandalorian Wars were a prelude to the more devastating Jedi Civil War (3959 BBY–3956 BBY). The Jedi Civil War, also known to some as the War of the Star Forge, was fought between the Republic and the Sith Empire under Darth Revan and Darth Malak. It was possibly the most destructive conflict of that entire era, with many worlds, including Taris, Dantooine, and Telos IV, being devastated by the Sith fleet.

The Republic has trained new combat squads of Special Forces, disciplined teams capable of working together with near-perfect efficiency. These elite troopers often work in conjunction with the Jedi, but in many places the troopers have taken the leading role in providing the Republic’s defense.

Despite a post-war economic depression and the continued expansion of its enemies, the spirit of the Republic remains independent, brave, and strong. New leaders are stepping forward even now to stand against the Sith Empire, liberate the galaxy, and restore the Republic to its former glory.





Organization of the Galactic Republic

The Republic began as a mutual protection and economic alliance among a number of planets in the galactic core. The Republic's greatest failing was its lack of formal organization. Much of its operation was based on nonbinding constitutional conventions, which were more often ignored and undermined by corrupt and power-hungry politicians than heeded. Coalition governments were common, with special interests defining the legislative agenda. The Senate, in the later years of the Republic, was so ineffectual that many politically connected corporations and informal blocs of ideologically like-minded planets could essentially do what they wanted; corrupt governmental bodies even made it possible for certain entities, such as the Trade Federation, to construct de facto sovereign and immense military forces.

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 the planet Naboo by the Trade Federation over a tariff passed in the Senate, the time had come for strong leadership to end the corruption.

Within the government, much of the bureaucracy was handled by the General Ministry. Within this body were the Ministries of State, Intelligence, Commerce, Defense, Education, Finance, Licenses and Permits, Public Information, Science, Security and Intelligence, Internal Security, and Science and Education.

The Legislative Branch

Each member state (system governments) returned a representative (a senator) to a central legislative body (the Senate). Senators were the ambassadors of their home worlds, and member worlds were able to maintain their government and society in accordance with local beliefs, customs, and traditions. There was 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.

The Senate was headquartered in an enormous building containing many floating platforms, each of which contained several senators. Each platform in the Senate represented a "sector" of the galaxy, with one senator from each planet in that sector. Some platforms represented individual worlds, others the powerful corporations and guilds such as the Trade Federation. Along with the senators, the leaders of the individual member planets also had the power to vote in the Senate and introduce legislation.

Senators received one vote in all matters—procedural and substantive. The Chancellor was elected from within the Senate. 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.

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 trad

The Executive Branch

The members of the Senate would then elect a Supreme Chancellor from amongst their ranks who would serve as the Republic's head of government (and, by default, head of state) and chief diplomat.

The office was largely powerless in the last years of the Republic and the Chancellor served mainly as an officiator of parliamentary procedure and the first among equals in the Senate. However, it had the authority to call an Extraordinary Session of the Senate, and could invoke "Chancellor's prerogative" in circumventing minor aspects of the Senate's parliamentary procedure. He also was the head of the Senatorial Council.

It was still a very prestigious position, however, and the Chancellor had a grand office in both the Senate Rotunda's Chancellery and in the dome-like Senate Office Building in Galactic City. The Chancellor was properly addressed as "Your Excellency." The symbol of the office of the Chancellor, as well as the Galactic Senate as a whole, was a fanned spear. This cygnet was also emblazoned prominently on the Chancellor's podium in the center of the Senate Rotunda's Main Chamber. When in the Main Chamber, the Chancellor usually wore a Veda cloth robe. The Chancellor was elected from among the senators who made up the Galactic Senate and served a term of office that lasted for four standard years. A Chancellor could legally serve only two consecutive four-year terms before he or she had to step down due to term limits.

The Judicial Branch

The Supreme Court was the highest court of law in the Old Republic, and composed the judicial branch of the Republic's government. The Supreme Court was headquartered in the Galactic Courts of Justice Building on Coruscant.

The Court consisted of twelve justices (each addressed as "Your Honor"); one of them was the Chief Justice who headed both the Court and the judicial branch. The Supreme Chancellor apparently could influence appointments to the Court in some way (at least during Palpatine's tenure), most likely through nominations.

In addition to serving as a "court of last resort" and as a determiner of constitutional legality, the Supreme Court also tried cases involving the highest politicians and most noteworthy people in the Republic. However, at least some cases (including the trial of senators for treason) were handled by the Senate.



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ASTROGRAPHY | REPUBLIC SPACE

The Galactic Republic was composed of a significant portion of the known galaxy, stretching from the Core Worlds to, at least partially, the Outer Rim Territories, though it was widely believed that the government held little power in the outlying regions, and preferred to focus its attentions on the Core Worlds and Colonies. The exact number of planets in the Republic fluctuated, ranging from three million worlds to just over a thousand.

The capital of the Galactic Republic was Coruscant, a planet considered to be the cultural and economical center of the galaxy, despite being located outside of the Deep Core. To signify its importance in galactic affairs, Coruscant was given coordinates 0-0-0 in the standard galactic coordinate system.




IMPORTANT LOCATIONS



Coruscant

REGiON : Republic Space | System: Coruscant

Coruscant was a planet located in the Galactic Core. It was generally agreed that Coruscant was, during most of galactic history, the most politically important world in the galaxy. Over the centuries, Coruscant had developed into an ecumenopolis. The actual planet-wide metropolis of Coruscant was called Galactic City. Under the Galactic Republic, the names Republic City or the City of Spires were also used to reference the city.

Alderaan

REGiON : Republic Space | System: Alderaan

Alderaan was the second planet in the Alderaan system, and the home of many famous heroes, including Ulic Qel-Droma and Cay Qel-Droma, two of the Republic's greatest heroes.. Renowned galaxy-wide for their planet's unspoiled beauty, refined culture, and commitment to peace, Alderaanians worked with and around the land to preserve as much of the natural surroundings as they could.

Corellia

REGiON : Republic Space | System: Corellian

Corellia was a founding member of the Republic, and has always been a loyal follower since. Its capital of Coronet City is a bustling, yet environmentally-conscious, metropolis. Its free market economy has benefitted greatly from the trade of the Great Galactic War, giving the world a financial boom. Historians believed the Celestials assembled the system artificially, the worlds brought from other parts of the galaxy for unknown reasons. Some believed that these Celestials populated Corellia with Humans from Coruscant.

Ord Mantell

REGiON : Republic Space | System: Bright Jewel

Ord Mantell is a planet in the Bright Jewel Cluster in the Mid Rim, filled with mountainous plains and volcanic islands. It was originally settled in 12,000 BBY as an Ordnance/Regional Depot. Ord Mantell lost its strategic significance over time due to the expansion of new trade routes, but the presence of military-quality starship yards and docks brought a thriving civilian cargo trade to the world.

Onderon

REGiON : Republic Space | System: Japrael

One of eight planets in the Japrael system, Onderon had a temperate climate, and was once home to a primitive race of Humanoids. Onderon was a focal point of galactic politics from the time of the Freedon Nadd uprising in 4,400 BBY up to the end of the Jedi Civil War in 3,955 BBY. The planet is currently in a state of civil unrest with fighting between forces loyal to the Queen Talia and her Cousin General Vaklu.

Telos IV

REGiON : Republic Space | System: Telos

Telos IV, often called simply Telos, was the fourth world within the Telos system, located in the Outer Rim Kwymar sector. Situated on the strategically-important Hydian Way hyperlane, on the edge of Galactic Republic-controlled space, the Telosian military and economic power bases were considered vital to the survival of the Republic. In addition, the planet played host to the Agricultural Corps, where Jedi who had failed their training were sent to work as farmers and laborers.

Peragus II

REGiON : Republic Space | System: Peragus

Peragus II was a planet in the Peragus system of the Outer Rim Territories' Xappyh sector. A major source of low-grade engine fuel, Peragus II was originally a terrestrial world, but it was nearly destroyed hundreds of years before 3959 BBY by the early attempts of miners to siphon off fuel from the planet. By 3953 BBY, mercenaries and tradesmen constructed the Peragus Mining Facility in the Peragus asteroid field,

Kuat

REGiON : Republic Space | System: Kuat

Kuat was a planet located in the Core Worlds and one of the earliest members of the Galactic Republic. It was best known as the home of Kuat Drive Yards. An industrial world and center of manufacturing[13] that played a significant role in galactic shipbuilding, Kuat was the home of Kuat Drive Yards,[3] whose shipyards and construction facilities were the most prominent feature of Kuat, encircling the planet in the shape of a large ring.

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LEADING REPUBLIC FIGURES

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SC Tol Cressa

Position: Supreme Chancellor

Tol Cressa was a male who served as the Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic during the Mandalorian Wars. The Chancellor worked to restore the Republic from the devastation that was brought by the Great Sith War and Jedi Civil War. Cressa was still in office by 3953 BBY. In 3955 BBY Cressa commissioned the Telosian Restoration Project, an effort to restore the planet Telos IV from its destruction during the Jedi Civil War.

Tiberius Feraan

POSITON : Vice Chair of the Republic

Tiberius Feraan was a male Gran who served as Vice Chair of the Galactic Republic under Supreme Chancellor Tol Cressa during the last years of the Mandalorian Wars and through the entire Jedi Civil War. He was known for his booming voice, which he used to call for order when shouting matches erupted in the Galactic Senate. Like most Gran, Feraan was deeply loyal and was willing to do anything for the greater good of the Republic. He became respected as a seasoned diplomat and would barely blink an eye when asked to undertake perilous assignments for the Republic, coming to specialize in negotiations under extreme circumstances with the galaxy's more dangerous elements.

Uriel Seacor

POSITiON : Senior Administrative Aid

Uriel Seacor was a Human female from the planet Corellia who served as Tol Cressa's Staff Aide during the latter's tenure as Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic. Seacor worked for the Office of the Supreme Chancellor on the galactic capital world of Coruscant as early as 3967 BBY, a post in which she helped Cressa follow the Republic's myriad bureaucratic policies and procedures. It was rumored that Uriel became Tol Cressa's lover, and she often accompanied him to social events as well as on diplomatic missions, though this was never confirmed.

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