Star Wars - Shadow War
The Galactic Empire
The Galactic Empire, also known as the New Order, the Old Empire, the First Galactic Empire, Palpatine’s New Order, the Imperium or simply the Empire, was the galactic government established by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic in 19 BBY and bring Sith rule to the galaxy.
The Republic, which had lasted for at least 25,034 years, ended following a period of intense political turmoil and the subsequent devastation of the Clone Wars. After the death of Count Dooku above Coruscant, the death of General Grievous on Utapau and finally the massacre of the leaders of the Confederacy of Independent Systems on Mustafar, Chancellor Palpatine (by then ruling with near-absolute power), began a purge of the Jedi Order, and then proclaimed himself Emperor of the galaxy and reorganized the Galactic Republic into “the first Galactic Empire” on the galactic capital, Coruscant.
Despite the draconian laws and the ruthless efficiency of the Imperial Army under the direction of the Emperor, many of the core systems have benefitted from the New Order. Criminal activity and law-breaking has been laid low by Imperial raids, manufacturing efficiency is at an all time high, and the people are safe and secure in the knowledge that there is no threat to their existence that could challenge the Empire’s rule.