If the rebels never existed, the droids would'nt have been sent to Tattoine with Death star plans as part of the war against the empire, the Lars would never find them, and would live. If the "heroic" rebels never existed, the Lars would've lived. The empire did evil against them too. Both sides were wrong then. That's what I meant. Was the goal of the rebel alliance to defeat the Sith and/or the Empire, or to restore the Republic? Both were their goals, obviously, but what was their main goal? Where does the title "alliance to restore republic" come from? Is it movies or EU? How did the empire affect the average joe living in the galaxy?