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Discussion Speculation Post-Sequel state of the galaxy (Newer Republic? Multi-state? Something else?)

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Future Films - Spoilers Allowed' started by Ghost, Jan 12, 2020.


What will be the new state of the galaxy?

  1. Newer Repunlic/Third Republic (the Galactic Republic restored with only some changes from the NR)

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  2. Multi-state galaxy (dozens to thousands of independent republics, kingdoms, etc.)

  3. Something else? (please describe)

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  1. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

    Oct 13, 2003
    This post contains spoilers for Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.

    OPTION #1:

    If some form of a Galactic Republic is restored...

    I wonder how the post-ST will approach how to balance the power of the executive and the strength/presence of the fleet between:
    1. being too powerful - like Palpatine and the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars
    2. being too weak - like the situation of the New Republic during the events of the novel Bloodline, and how it was portrayed before quickly being destroyed in TFA

    as well as the problems of:
    * the galaxy's military-industrial complex
    * corruption in the Senate

    Perhaps the options below could cancel-out any increase in power of the executive and the military
    -create either a population-based house of representatives as a second chamber, or democratic referendums
    -create an investigative branch to investigate corruption and keeps the arms dealers and military corporations in check
    -eliminate all remaining titles of nobility

    Another way to balance a stronger executive could be to
    -make it a triumvirate
    -have a separately-elected executive, like a president
    -have the executive assigned the equivalent of Legacy's Imperial Knights (if the Chancellor goes dark, the Knights automatically remove the person from office, dead or alive).

    It should definitely keep these reforms the New Republic already made:
    * direct democratic elections for every Senator (no more appointments)
    * worlds being temporarily elected as the capital of the Republic (no longer Coruscant-centric)
    * allowing separatist worlds to peacefully secede
    * not trying to force worlds into joining

    OPTION #2:
    Perhaps a galactic Republic is NOT restored.

    It would definitely make sense why systems and worlds would choose not to form another galactic government, after the failures of the Galactic Republic, Confederacy of Independent Systems, Galactic Empire, New Republic, and First Order. Especially since TROS shows it wasn't an organized military alliance that ended the First Order, but "people, just people."

    This could lead to a galaxy where there are dozens, or hundreds, or thousands, or independent governments. Republics, Kingdoms, and many more.

    I'm not sure if the galaxy would actually be better because of this - there would very likely be more regional conflicts. But it does make sense for the galaxy to resist galactic government of any form again, at least for a while.

    And it would also be great for storytelling while it lasted.

    It would also force Rey and the new Jedi trained under her (if they're still called Jedi) to be very different from how the Jedi were in the time of the Prequels. Not affiliated with any galactic government (or individuals who are associated with several). More difficult to be one centralized organization, or if it is, to have lots of well-meaning rogues as wandering do-gooders. Jedi who aren't just "knights" or "monks" but occupy a variety of professions: educators, healers, archaeologists, archivists, scientists, engineers, and more. Perhaps entities like the "Church of the Force" for non-sensitives becoming more common too. Perhaps an end to the no marriage/family rules too. Or at least different Jedi branches for every combination of all of the above and more. Which would happen under a new galactic government too, but decentralized Jedi are probably more likely to coincide with a similarly-decentralized political state of the galaxy.

    OPTION #3:
    What would other options for the galaxy be?

    I'm really not sure what else would be likely, from both an in-universe perspective and an out-of-universe perspective, but I'd like to hear if anybody thinks another option is likely to happen.
  2. King Maul

    King Maul Jedi Knight star 1

    Mar 20, 2016
    Galactic Federation
  3. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel Socially And Emotionally Distant Mod Of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Nov 20, 2012
    @Ghost we already moved your previous thread on this topic to Saga, where it belongs. Don't open another one here. This isn't a "Future Films" topic. We don't even know if any other films will explore the galaxy past TROS. Until it's announced that a film will be set in an era after TROS this will be a topic for Saga. Locking.
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