The Galactic Empire
The Galactic Empire has ruled for years through fear, intimidation, and tyranny. With a mighty military force including stormtroopers, spy technology like probe droids, and the planet-destroying Death Star, Emperor Palpatine’s regime seems unstoppable and permanent.
At the end of the Clone Wars, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine claimed the roots of the Separatist movement to be based in the ineffective and corrupt structure of the Republic and reorganized the Republic into the first Galactic Empire. He promised peace and security, and an end to the corruption and ineptitude of the old ways. The former Defense Councilor was now Emperor, with a massive military at his disposal, the black-clad Darth Vader as his tyrannical hand, and a planet-sized space station under construction. For decades, the Galactic Empire has reigned supreme. The Emperor remained all-powerful, with Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader acting as his primary enforcers.
Rumors have recently begun to emerge of a resistance movement gaining in strength, though in light of the manpower and domination of the Empire any organized rebellion seems unlikely.