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Saga The Empire vs The First Order

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Darth_Articulate, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. CaraJinn

    CaraJinn Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jan 8, 2018
    @Lulu Mars: Good point. Everyone can grow in 30 years. However, to show off the power they did in the first scenes of TFA when Poe first encounter them, they seem to be some "official" force, not only a group rebelling towards the present Senate. So something must have happened between Palpatines death and their appearance in TFA. They must have had good growth conditions.
  2. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 10, 2005
    As I've come to understand it, their military might was secretly built in some officially uncharted region of the galaxy, so the Republic had no way of knowing how powerful they were.

    Where did they get their resources, though? Was Snoke a multigazillionaire?
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  3. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 6, 2016
    [face_thinking]But Poe doesn't encounter the FO in the New Republic. He encounters them Jakku, outside New Republic (and the Empire/Old Republic, for that matter).

    They are the official force in the FO controlled territory (and in disputed and unkown regions too, I gather) - not in the New Republic. So why wouldn't the FO appear "official" in their own territory?

    By the end of TFA the FO have dealt such a pre-emptive blow to the New Republic's seat of government and standing military (such as it was) that nobody stands in the way of the FO spreading from their territory and conquering the rest of the galaxy.
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  4. Lt. Hija

    Lt. Hija Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 8, 2015
    The Galactic Empire:


    The First Order:


  5. Jo Lucas

    Jo Lucas Jedi Knight star 4

    Aug 28, 2015
    It seems The First Order was already very powerful during TFA, because they didn't just manage to take control of the galaxy in a matter of hours