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The Galactic Republic is one of the main factions in LEGO Dimensions 2: The Rise of Enoch, from the Star Wars franchise.

Background

The Galactic Republic, also known as the Republic, the High Republic, and the Old Republic, was a democratic union comprising thousands of worlds spread across the galaxy. The Galactic Constitution was the supreme law of the Republic, which was governed by a legislative body of senators—the Galactic Senate—who represented their homeworlds. It was the Senate's prerogative to elect a Supreme Chancellor from among their ranks to serve as the government's leader. Coruscant, an ecumenopolis referred to as Galactic City, was the capital world of the Republic, and therefore, the seat of the Senate.

Founded approximately twenty-five thousand years before the Battle of Yavin, the Republic governed the galaxy from the Core Worlds to the Outer Rim Territories, uniting various sentient species, human and alienalike, under one banner. As its power grew, the Republic engaged in various wars with the Mandalorians, the Zygerrian Slave Empire, and several Sith Empires. The Jedi Order, a religious order adhering to the light side of the Force, supported the Republic against its enemies.

After centuries of conflict and decline, the last war between the ancient Sith Lords and Jedi Knights concluded with the dawn of the Republic Era. It was an age of unprecedented peace that lasted for almost a millennium, beginning with the rise of the modern Galactic Republic. History was officially reset, and the ages before this event were merged into a collective whole known as the "Old Republic." During the High Republic Era, the Republic endeavored to expand galactic civilization through exploration and colonization.

Political stagnation undermined the Republic in the final years of its rule. Following the Invasion of Naboo, the Separatist Crisis divided the Republic between Loyalists and the newly-formed Confederacy of Independent Systems. As a result, the galaxy was engulfed by the Clone Wars with Jedi Generals leading the Grand Army of the Republic against the Separatist Droid Army. Though the Jedi directed the Republic war effort, the war was orchestrated by Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine—the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Sidious—who transformed the Republic into a military dictatorship. After the Separatists were defeated and the Jedi purged by clone troopers executing Order 66, Sidious declaredhimself Galactic Emperor. The Galactic Republic became the Galactic Empire, fulfilling the Great Plan of the Sith.

The Emperor's New Order sought to erase the memory of the Old Republic. Although such efforts succeeded in dissolving the Imperial Senate as the last trace of the Republic, its legacy inspired a rebellion—the Alliance to Restore the Republic—against the Empire. After the Battle of Endor, the Alliance reorganized itself into the New Republic and claimed victory in the Galactic Civil War, bringing an end to a generation of Imperial rule.

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