I've been noticing this topic popping up alot lately in various threads, and it seems to be one many people are divided on. I've heard some declare absolute love of the Empire, particularly that of the Fel Dynasty, whilst others have argued that Star Wars is the democracy's fairy tale and modern myth. So whats your choice: should we be more focused on the Democratic societies like the Galactic Alliance, should they win all the wars, or are you more interested in seeing the autocratic institutions like the Fel Dynasty's Empire? Personally I've always thought Empire's and Kingdoms come part and parcel with Star Wars, being a mythological based story. It was wizards, princesses and knights fundementally at its story, thus for the princesses alone Kingdoms/Empires tend to be required. And in these myth/legends/fantasies they are not necessarily evil. In Star Wars there are tonnes of groups that are not democratic. The most obvious is Palpatine's Galactic Empire, and they are most definately of the evil variety, however don't be fooled by this representation for even in the original movies there were others. The first I can think of is Alderaan itself. Ruled over by a Queen, with its Princess as one of the trilogys main characters, I'm pretty sure that autocracy wasn't supposed to be considered evil. The Republic/New Republic/Galactic Alliance are most definately democratic, however there member states are not necessarily so. Hapes is another prime example I can think of and in the ancient times the Empress Teta System. The Imperial Remnant itself was a member state of the GA at some point. Hapes itself an absolute monarchy no different to Fel's Empire, is ruled over by a Jedi no less. And for that matter the Jedi themselves are certainly not democratic, they are ruled over by a Jedi Council that chooses its own members, and headed by a Grandmaster who declared himself so, and judging by Luke's remarks in Fury it will be him who chooses his own successor for the position of Jedi Grandmaster should he step down, and if he is killed before choosing a successor then I expect the Jedi Council will choose one of there own to replace him. No elections will be held thats for sure. So I guess my point is I don't personally see undemocratic as a bad thing, (or democracy as an inherintley good thing). Add this to the fact that I see Star Wars as a fantasy in a sci fi setting, kingdoms and empires are a natural part of that story telling. So bring on the Fel Dynasty, bring on the continuation of the Jedi and Sith and keep the GA around, but the more interesting stories let fall with the interesting groups.