There were scenes of celebration in Baghdad too in 2003. Of course everyone lived happily together ever after that, as expected. I guess I could show a picture of the emerging FO attacking the New Republic in TFA or TLJ and that should be accepted as proof that the ST is not "poorly written" (by those that believe that it is), would it? Also. ROTJ wasn't written that way. Those were CGI tryouts for the PT, and Lucas's way of discouraging all further queries about episodes beyond VI. He has since reneged on the decision that the saga ended there, and it was his idea to make the villains of the ST a new generation of neo-Imperials descended from those that settled with the Alliance at the end of the GCW. As far as Lucas was concerned, celebration on Coruscant and Tatooine (which was controlled by the Hutts ) did not mean the end of that community that felt the Galaxy, the Republic, was better served by a totalitarian, militaristic government, ruled by them. Also. Why wasn't there massive celebrations after the destruction of the death start in ANH, when the Empire supposedly couldn't protect itself without it or the Senate (dissolved) and using only their existing fleet? The rebels were placed in the exact same position as after ANH (a dark time for them). TFA gave us a look at the kind of fanaticism that has been carried forward from the Empire to the FO when some are shown not willing to leave their posts while Starkiller is crumbling beneath their feet (while others with more sense are running).