So George Lucas has stated previously that the ST would partially be about the rebuilding of the Republic but since the ST will take place 30 odd years after ROTJ I'm curious to see how established the Republic will be in the new trilogy. Both the Galactic Republic and the Galactic Empire ruled nearly the entire galaxy so should we see the same with the New Republic (or the Third Republic, Fourth Republic, whatever they decide to call it)? Or should there be a less established government in this trilogy? In the PT the characters feared that the galaxy would split in two so I think it would be interesting to see that actually happen. Two superpowers that control vast amounts of the galaxy and battle it out for the rest. Perhaps this could be where the conflict comes from. The antagonistic government trying to annex an Independent system and the Republic trying to intervene. Another question I have is: what is the state of the Republic's military in the ST? Should they have a large military or no military at all like TPM? I would have a large military and eventually have it decommissioned at the end of the ST with the Jedi once more guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy. This is just something I'm very interested in seeing.