There is already a discussion of the Empire in the ST. Here is a poll to see what people think. I couldn't think of any other choices so I hope this suffices. If you choose "something new" please explain. I chose something new. Here's my explanation: As in the case of many fallen empires or dictatorships, those once under oppression now vye for power, realizing there was no replacement and that they still long for order and stability. That quest for order and stability comes at a cost and the galaxy is in chaos. From the ashes come a new breed of dark side users that hope to resurrect the Sith. Eventually, the splintered worlds come together to form a New Republic.