Created by krmould
The Galactic Republic lasted a thousand years; the Galactic Empire only lasted 23 years. The Galactic Civil War is the name given to the innumerable conflicts that resulted from the shattering of the Galactic Empire after the deaths of the Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader at the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY. As word of Palpatine's death spread, many Imperial factions (starting with Warlord Zsinj) simply declared themselves ruler of as much territory as they could hold on to. The two largest Imperial factions, Imperial Centre and Kuat Protectorate, have fought a long and costly war against each other. Some regions declared their independence and sought to remain neutral. The Alliance to Restore the Republic (Rebels) helped many large areas throw off the yoke of Empire. Some areas declared their independence on their own (Mon-Cal Tion Confederacy for example) and then declared their alliance with the Rebels. The main Rebel fleet was able to liberate a large swath of territory in the trailing Core, Colonies and Inner Rim and declared themselves the New Republic with their provisional capital in Corellia.