That was evil, for sure. But would that have happened if the rebel alliance never existed and stole droids? How did that explain everyone on tattoine happy the empire was gone? Almost all the population had no stake in the outcome, if the empire won or lost. The empire didn't affect their personal lives. Other than that, why was the empire evil? I'm not arguing. I'm just asking, why were Tattoine citizens happy the empire was gone? Cheering crowds mean a lot. Even before owen and beru died, luke hated the empire, implying the evil did a lot of other evil things to the people of Tattoine. What did they do exactly? How were they a dictatorship?