In the Prequels war seems to revolve around large school ground battles with space battles taking secondary importance begin them. Consider the Battle of Naboo, where the space battle was undertaken for the sole purpose of supporting the ground battle. The Battle of Geonosis featured zero space combat in the movie, and any space combat scenes in the novel barely earned a single mention. When the Empire gains ascendancy, space battles become the primary mode of battle. Understandably, Yavin was a space battle. Hoth featured zero infantry combat on the part of the Empire, and most Rebel troops were manning artillery turrets. It was mostly aerial v.s. armor. When we get to the Battle of Endor, it's the complete opposite of Naboo. The ground skirmish supports the space battle. How did the relative peace in the Republic contribute to this? Was it easier to bring up an army that create a navy? How does the Empire's omnipresence factor into this? Discuss.