Bah, you suck, Thok. I was just about to reply to the Tenel Ka destiny question! Oh well. A government as large as the Old Republic encompassing so many species, should it have been done in the first place? A million systems, should they have been ruled from one planet? Should the republic been broken up into regions? I think the Republic should have been more of a loose federation. For example, one thing that comes to mind is if Planet A got attacked by Planet B, the Republic should be able to intervene. Gov'ments are hard to run no matter what kind, what size, or whatever. The Republic might've been better off into regions that in turn report to the Senate and all.