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Clone Wars Why did all of the more powerful national entities seem to side with the CIS?

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Darth Valkyrus, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. purplerain Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 14, 2013
    star 4
    I think Palpatine had everyone he wanted to get rid of side with the CIS. He wanted to get rid of "any nation-state in the galaxy that would consist of several worlds or systems under one flag, large enough to be a regional power with their own respectable space forces and capships" so that the Empire would be unopposed.
  2. Narutakikun Jedi Knight

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    Nov 8, 2012
    star 4
    That's an excellent point. Palpy gathered anyone who would have been able to seriously challenge his power in one place, under one banner, then used the Clone War as an excuse to take them all out in one fell swoop. Neat trick. No wonder it took twenty years for a serious challenge to his power to arise, and even that only got where it was due to some serious good luck.
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  3. El Jedi Colombiano Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 24, 2013
    star 4
    when will the hateboys go away? did you not watch TCW?
    Last edited by El Jedi Colombiano, Sep 26, 2013
  4. Dark Lord Tarkas Jedi Master

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    Apr 29, 2011
    star 5
    I'd agree that the PT totally missed the boat on portraying the complexity of a civil war, but TCW did a decent job of making up for that.