Thought I'd resurrect this thread in relation to the previous discussion regarding the Clone Wars - as early as the first two drafts of SW, GL had established just what the 'emergency situation' was which resulted in the Jedi becoming outlaws & the Empire taking total control of the galaxy: He clearly had two wars in mind - The Clone Wars & The Great/Holy Rebellion - but no specifics thought through on the first. By the time it came to writing the PT, GL was well aware that everyone wanted to know what the Clone Wars were (having been mentioned in the film of SW), even if he hadn't intended for them to be particularly significant in his storyline. Far easier to combine what was little more than a name with the conflict crucial to the plot of the entire backstory. Of course, he turned the idea of the 'Jedi Rebellion' on its head to good effect in the actual PT as made - there was no actual rebellion, it was a myth conjured up by Palpatine that became the official story. I doubt that this rebellion mentioned in the early drafts was ever meant to be a cover-up, it was probably meant to be full-blown civil war - perhaps a civil war that had continued until the time of the story being told. However, I'm still curious about the little hints about the Clone Wars & clones relating to Lando in Brackett's draft of ESB - hints of the real backstory or solely Brackett's invention?