PT The Senate and planet's ruling freedom...

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  1. darthbarracuda Jedi Knight

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    I never understood this:

    The Senate seems to be the big government of the Republic, but yet there's a monarchy on Naboo and Mandalore, an aristocratic gov on Serenno, and Geonosis is ruled by hives and stuff!

    What is the relationship between the Senate on Coruscant and the planetary governments?

    Thanks
  2. Sistros Jedi Master

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    it's called a constitutional monachy


    they are heads of state that can advise the government

    Also, "we don't recognise the Republic here senator" count Dooku (regards to Geonosis)
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  3. anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of CT, SW Saga and Lucasfilm Ltd

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    I always assumed it was similar to the relationship between the governors of individual US states and the US Congress and President. No, there aren't any monarchies in US states but they do have their own laws and governing bodies while being subject to federal law.
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  4. -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master

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    Republic government seems more like the UN. All talk, little action. Local governments seem to ignore it half of the time, especially since it lacks it's own big army. The ETs also have their own representatives ;)
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  5. ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio

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    The planets are sovereign. They hold jurisdiction over the homeworld. As such, they can have queens, princesses, etc however much they want. The interstellar lanes between member worlds are where the republic comes into play.
  6. -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master

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    Palpatine wanted to kill sovereignty and bring everything under his total control. Hence the Rebellion.
  7. Count Yubnub Jedi Knight

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    I suppose in a similar way that Menelaos was king over all Greek kings in the Iliad. But contemporary local government vs federal government might be a more apt comparison.
  8. Remember Adwa Jedi Youngling

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    At leasr in wartime it has to be less like the UN. People yell: For the Republic!!!! I cannot imagine that happening in an IRL war for the UN.
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