"The Empire," as it came to be known, was based upon the Old Galactic Republic, a Democratic government under which much of the galaxy flourished, until Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, (the leader of the Republic, and the Emperor in disguise, was discovered by the Jedi. After the Jedi attempted to capture him and failed, due to Anakin Skywalker's interference. Palpatine, declared that, in order to preserve order in the Galaxy, the Jedi would be eliminated, and the Republic would be replaced by the Empire.
Post-Clone Wars. Edit
As evident in armour and weapons by the end of the Clone Wars, change was coming to the galaxy. Under orders of the new imperial government, many weapons, vehicles, and equipment were ordered to change to destroy the memory of the Republic and put in place the image of the Empire.
- Imperial MDU (FOC)