Holy crap, Naboo is politically retarded. They elect monarchs that are in their early teens. Amidala was elected at the age of 13 for god sakes, and not to mention Apailana who was elected at the age of 12. In America, you can't even vote until you are 18, and to even RUN for president, you have to be at least 35 years old. Next you have the question of Jar Jar Binks. He barely spoke Galactic Basic, and then he was the one to give Palpatine supreme power as chancelor. Out of every Gungan on the planet... I know that he wasn't the best qualified for the job. How... out of a whole race of people... is he sent to give them representation in Congress. What about Boss Nass? He was a Gungan that lead the Gungans to do whatever they do without getting banished. Senator Palpatine... Don't they check out the candidates they place into office? Even internet dating sites scan for felons. During the Clone Wars, he was the secret de facto leader of the Separatists as the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, as well as the de jure leader of the Republic, allowing him to plan and execute the entire war, thus resulting in his ultimate triumph with the rise of his Empire. Naboo has a serious problem with politics, they elect monarchs that are in training bras, as representatives, they elect Jar Jar, and finally, Palpatine. Instead of invading Naboo to bring it into line after the War, I would have waited a tad longer and tested the Death Star on that rock. Prequel Trilogy Forum is where this needs to be.