Star Wars: Edge of the Galaxy
The Galactic Empire is the current galactic government, having risen to power nearly four years ago at the end of the Clone Wars. As soon as Separatist forces were finally defeated, it was reported that the Jedi had attempted a coup against the democratically elected Chancellor Palpatine, the leader of the Galactic Republic and its Senate. The Jedi Order had apparently tried to assassinate him. Clones everywhere were ordered to gun down their Jedi generals on the battlefield, while Clone forces on Coruscant decimated the Jedi Temple to rubble and ruin, killing all inside. Whether or not the Jedi were truly to blame will never be known, since there are no Jedi left to tell the tale. Chancellor Palpatine used his emergency political authority from the war to cement his position as Emperor, rendering the democratic senate (from the former Republic) obsolete. With an iron grip, the Emperor has transformed the former Republic into a fully realized military power, with citizen recruitment, standardized training, and mass-production of arms and vehicles. Stormtroopers, the common soldiers of the Empire, are a nearly ubiquitous symbol of the Empire’s might across the Galaxy. The unashamedly pro-human policies of the Empire have already resulted in shifts in demographics and status, with species of the least humanoid appearances often suffering outright abuse in public.