Thread for discussion on possible plots and actions regarding Palpatine's Emperorship. This thread is NOT about Palpatine is/isn't Sidious. Some points for discussion: 1. "Vote of No Confidence" (TPM) Queen Amidala used this in TPM to get rid of Chancellor Valorum. In EpIII the Senate may use this vote to get rid of Palpatine from office. Could this single vote be the reason why the Senate is still a threat to the Emperor in EpIV? A possible plot point here could be that Bail Organa may try to use this vote to oust a Chancellor that has been in power too long or is no longer effective and won't step down. Thus, while Palpatine plays with his own army and newly created Empire, Senator Organa and the remaining Republicans are forced into the Empire after facing serious enslaughts after the Clone Wars. 2. "Emergency Powers Act" (AotC) The Emergency Powers Act was set up by Senator Ask Aak of Malastare and Senator Binks of Naboo. When will Palpatine be asked to return his emergency powers back to the Senate? Who will ask for them back? This could be the beginning of the Rebel Alliance. We know from the radio dramas that at the time that Princess Leia was captured, the Emergency Powers act was still being enforced in the name of the Emperor by Darth Vader. 3. The Jedi By ANH, the Jedi are no longer a representative party for the Republic nor the Empire. What threat could the Jedi be to the Emperor that would have them turn against him and be supported by other members of the Republic? Or is it that those who support the Jedi remain in the failing Republic while those who prefer the Emperor's Guards join the Empire? 4. Confederacy of Independent Systems What role do they have in the formation of the Empire and the security of Palaptine's position?