Before we answer, you must first understand something about us, and the way we look at things. As far as we are concerned, NiccolÃ² Machiavelli hit the nail on the head when he said: ?Si guarda al fine.? ?In the actions of all men, and especially of princes, where there is no impartial arbiter, one must consider the final result.? We feel that whilst at times, His Imperial Majesty did have his excesses, and at times, he did neglect his responsibilities, he was an excellent governor and statesman. Under his regime, order and law ruled the day. One Imperial dominion did not take up arms against another, and petty efforts to redress ancient wrongs were not tolerated. HIM?s regime was brutal and oppressive, at times. Its ruthlessness cannot be denied. But it was better than the chaos, decay and disorder that reigned in the last days of the old Republic. To paraphrase Machiavelli, Palpatine I was considered cruel; none the less, his cruelty had brought order to the galaxy, united it, restored it to peace and obedience. If we examine this carefully, we shall see that he was more merciful than the New Republic, who, in order to avoid being considered cruel, allowed the rampage of the Yevetha. Yes, we understand that the Emperor was patterned after the anti-Christ. But one could just as easily claim that it was patterned after Augustus, or Justinian, or a myriad other just rulers. There are times we wish that HIM would have taken a more active role in preventing the excesses of his subordinates; for example, the thankfully late Grand Moff Tarkin. But we?re a realist. As far as a galactic government is concerned, HIM is as good as it gets.