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Galactic Republic
Galactic Republic.svg
Emblem of the Galactic Republic
Form of government Unicameral Federal Republic
Constitution Galactic Constitution
Official language Basic
Capital Coruscant
Founding Document Galactic Constitution
Judiciary Supreme Court, regional courts
Legislature Galactic Senate
Executive Office of the Supreme Chancellor (de facto), Office of the Vice Chair, Galactic Senate, Senatorial Council, General Ministry
Head of state Supreme Chancellor
Heads of government Supreme Chancellor, Vice Chair, Senior Administrative Aide
Commander-in-chief Minister of Defense, later Supreme Chancellor/Supreme Commander
Assistant Senate Heads Vice Chair, Senior Administrative Aide
Establishment 1,000 BBY
Currency Galactic Standard Credit (Republic Dataries)
.The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary State used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire.^ What you end up with is less like a virtuous Republic and more like an Eastern Roman Empire, a militarized state dominated by functionaries, not entrepreneurs.
  • The Totalitarian Temptation and all that — Crooked Timber 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The pilot was a local star, a man universally known by his first name, Evaristo.
  • Anarchy at Sea - William Langewiesche 10 February 2010 11:17 UTC www.wesjones.com [Source type: Original source]

.The form of this government, created by the Senate, was introduced in the Prequel Trilogy.^ We are then dumbstruck, when the proposition redrew the categories of the world’s previous and current form of government and created a category of a Democratic yet Dictatorship country.
  • Dictatorship is the best path to development 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC debatewise.org [Source type: Original source]

^ By SLADE GORTON and HANK BROWN The Senate is poised to sanction the creation of a racially exclusive government by and for Native Hawaiians who satisfy a blood test.
  • Was the 1893 overthrow of the monarchy illegal? Was it a theft of a nation owned by kanaka maoli and stolen by non-kanaka maoli? 10 January 2010 4:57 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We are then baffled, when the proposition redrew the categories of the world’s previous and current form of government and created a category of a Democratic yet Dictatorship country.
  • Dictatorship is the best path to development 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC debatewise.org [Source type: Original source]

.By the time of the original Star Wars trilogy, it is referred to as the Old Republic.^ STAR WARS : EPISODE 1 : THE PHANTOM MENACE "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...."
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At times it is unclear who originated the idea of the "armed peace" of the cold war: Bohr or Szilard.
  • Creators of the atomic bomb: debasing nuclear power into a totalitarian order in the new world 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.heaven-words.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Star Wars: The Old Republic .
  • cant update - Rubi-Ka Lounge (General) - Anarchy Online - MMORPG.com Forums 10 February 2010 11:17 UTC www.mmorpg.com [Source type: General]

.It was a democratic, though eventually ineffectual, constitutional republic tied up in layers of bureaucracy.^ Thru the use of victimization and grievance politics we’re seeing the Balkanization of a once great democratic Republic once under the rule of Constitutional Law.
  • Communist Party Backs Obama 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Democrats want a super-state Democracy, while Republicans want our Constitutional Republic.
  • Pajamas Media » America: A Republic, Not a Democracy 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Republic, as it was commonly known, was a republican government that was able to sustain itself for over many thousand years.^ "Nuclear reactors are dangerous, extremely expensive, take many years to build, and require massive government subsidies," the demonstrators said in a statement.

^ Starting from the very first Democracy known, Athens experiment on direct democracy was sustained on the work of thousands o f slaves, the athenians took as necessary dualities the free and the slave.
  • Dictatorship is the best path to development 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC debatewise.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And substitute “pro al-Qaeda” for “counterrevolutionary” and for “anti-government” and think of the thousands imprisoned the past eight years by the United States all over the world for … for what?
  • Dictatorship : NOVAKEO.COM 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC novakeo.com [Source type: Original source]
  • scientific dictatorship « Therearenosunglasses’s Weblog 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

Contents

History

.The Republic itself was formed on or near 1,000 BBY when the first "Galactic Constitution" was signed on Coruscant, after the Corellian Hyperdrive connected many worlds in the Galactic Core.^ Consul Opimius argued that this death was the first sign of a serious threat to the senate and the republic.

^ Many estimate that World War II, for example, killed 40,000,000 to 60,000,000 people.
  • DEMOCIDE IN TOTALITARIAN STATES 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many theories of Plato, such as the doctrine of ideas, the government of the world by philosophers, are not found in the Laws; the immortality of the soul is first mentioned in xii.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

.Whether this means that Coruscant was the original homeworld of humans or simply the most powerful world at the time is still up for debate, and there has been little said about the event other than that it occurred.^ It has no meaning other than as an insult.
  • A tribute to Communism | Kiwiblog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.kiwiblog.co.nz [Source type: Original source]

^ There’s still time, however.
  • Obama’s Communist Cover-up Continues 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I said it because there wasn't any other.
  • Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll Have a Dictatorship Soon in the US’ | CommonDreams.org 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.commondreams.org [Source type: General]

.The Republic was made up of several hundred thousand worlds.^ Moreover, the ships are crewed by several hundred thousand nearly anonymous foreign sailors drawn on short contracts from a much larger pool.
  • Anarchy at Sea - William Langewiesche 10 February 2010 11:17 UTC www.wesjones.com [Source type: Original source]

Galactic Senate

Galactic Senate's Coat of Arms.
The Republic began as a mutual protection and economic alliance among a number of planets in the Galactic Core. .Each member world chose a Senator to represent them in the Republic Senate, a central Legislative body.^ Judge Kaulukou was elected speaker of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Hawai'i, part of the Hawaiian majority in that body.
  • Was the 1893 overthrow of the monarchy illegal? Was it a theft of a nation owned by kanaka maoli and stolen by non-kanaka maoli? 10 January 2010 4:57 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Summary: This resolution provides for consideration of two joint resolutions which propose amendments to the constitution limiting the number of terms members of the Senate and the House of Representatives can serve.
  • Totalitarian Rightists Put Orwellian Spin on Honduras Coup 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: Original source]

.Senators were ambassadors of their homeworld, and member worlds were able to maintain their government and society in accordance with local beliefs, customs, and traditions.^ Isolated individuals, not members of such groups, usually are unable to make a significant impact on the rest of the society, much less a government, and certainly not a dictatorship.
  • FROM DICTATORSHIP TO DEMOCRACY 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.hermanos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A free society, that is a constitutional republic, cannot be maintained if privacy is not highly cherished and protected by the government, rather than abused by it.
  • A Republic, If You Can Keep It 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ Some of those local residents were members of the Committee of Safety or the Provisional Government.
  • Was the 1893 overthrow of the monarchy illegal? Was it a theft of a nation owned by kanaka maoli and stolen by non-kanaka maoli? 10 January 2010 4:57 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.There were a wide variety of different local governments along the political spectrum: from Monarchies to Republics to Hive-like communes.^ We must not leap to the conclusion that there is a “true democracy” which is a natural amalgam of good government as representative government, political justice, equality, liberty, and human rights.
  • Democracy — Global Issues 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.globalissues.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These political upsets might matter less if the government were not so inept at fulfilling its routine obligations, like storm relief.

^ You're not likely to be disappeared for voicing political opinions the government doesn't like.
  • What does 'totalitarian' actually mean? | Samizdata.net 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.samizdata.net [Source type: Original source]

.In some systems, the senator was elected to that post; in others the world government appointed the senator.^ Some who are every bit as concerned as I am about our future and the pervasive corrupt influence in our government in every aspect of our lives offer other solutions.
  • A Republic, If You Can Keep It 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ The list of notable personalities who have openly referenced or called for some kind of global government or New World Order is extremely lengthy.

^ True, I said; if the inherent natural vice or evil of the soul is unable to kill or destroy her, hardly will that which is appointed to be the destruction of some other body, destroy a soul or anything else except that of which it was appointed to be the destruction.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

.Naboo's monarch appointed their senator, while the Alderaan Council of Elders elected their senator out of their own ranks, usually the heir to the Royal House of Organa and their bloodline, as the heir was also the leader of the council.^ For example, he was no longer able to either appoint or dismiss his cabinet officers without the approval of the legislature, and the members of the legislative House of Nobles were now to be elected instead of being appointed by the monarch.
  • Was the 1893 overthrow of the monarchy illegal? Was it a theft of a nation owned by kanaka maoli and stolen by non-kanaka maoli? 10 January 2010 4:57 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The constitution of 1887 had been a democratic reform making the House of Nobles elected rather than appointed by the monarch, so the non-kanaka majority was gaining increasing power in the legislature as well as in the appointive offices where they had long dominated.
  • Was the 1893 overthrow of the monarchy illegal? Was it a theft of a nation owned by kanaka maoli and stolen by non-kanaka maoli? 10 January 2010 4:57 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The monarch could no longer freely appoint and dismiss members of her own cabinet, without legislative approval.
  • Was the 1893 overthrow of the monarchy illegal? Was it a theft of a nation owned by kanaka maoli and stolen by non-kanaka maoli? 10 January 2010 4:57 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.When the Republic's power and influence expanded, many new areas of the galaxy were incorporated into the Republic.^ Federalism, the binding together loosely of the several states, would serve to prevent the concentration of power in a central government and was a crucial element in the new Republic.
  • A Republic, If You Can Keep It 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ So this is not a new phenomena that the corporations have too much power or influence.
  • DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY, AND THE SOCIALIST TRANSITION TO COMMUNISM-- By Bob Avakian 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC rwor.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Many Neo-Nazi parties and Klansmen have also usage such hate speech in teaching positions to influence students into thinking that such usage of racial slurs is acceptable.
  • A World Beyond Capitalism, The Conference, The Community, The Love - Join Us! 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC 00no-capitalism.livejournal.com [Source type: General]

A reorganization of Senatorial representation occurred 1,000 BBY during the Ruusan Reformation. .The most common organization for these new territories was to group regions into Sectors of about 50 inhabited worlds.^ Organizing resistance , The Most Moral Army In the World , crimes against humanity , disinformation , idiot nation , image of the beast , monsters , there are no sunglasses .

^ What was President G.H.W. Bush talking about, if there is no such thing as an emerging New World Order?

^ If there is no emerging New World Order, what is Walter Cronkite talking about?

Each sector is represented by a Senatorial Delegation. .When the number of sectors became too large, sectors were organized into roughly a thousand regions, each represented by one delegation to the Senate.^ That’s one of several key duties the IRS would assume under the bills that have been approved by the House of Representatives and Senate and will be merged by negotiators from both chambers.

^ Steve Irwin demonstrated this by taking his newborn baby into a crocodile’s enclosure in one hand while manipulating the large animal with the other.
  • Dissident Voice : Why is Capitalism Failing Us? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC dissidentvoice.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As Zvi Gitelman notes about the Cheka , the early Soviet terrorist police organization: "The high visibility of Jews in the Bolshevik regime was dramatized by the large numbers of Jews in the Cheka ...

.The Senate served as the governing body of the Galactic Republic, while the Jedi Order served as its defenders.^ Federalism, the binding together loosely of the several states, would serve to prevent the concentration of power in a central government and was a crucial element in the new Republic.
  • A Republic, If You Can Keep It 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ And the creation of health is the institution of a natural order and government of one by another in the parts of the body; and the creation of disease is the production of a state of things at variance with this natural order?
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The relation of good men to their governments is so peculiar, that in order to defend them I must take an illustration from the world of fiction.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Senate, and therefore the seat of government, was established on the planet Coruscant, with coordinates 0-0-0 in the standard galactic coordinate system, signifying its central location in the galaxy.^ The objective in these conflicts needs to be the establishment of a free society with a democratic system of government.
  • FROM DICTATORSHIP TO DEMOCRACY 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.hermanos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ EXT. CORUSCANT - GALACTIC SENATE BUILDING - DAY (FX) A large, distinctive looking domed building stands out amid the cityscape of Coruscant.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The toxic effects of fluoride on the central nervous system was subsequently confirmed by previously classified government research.
  • ANARCHY.NET - Intelligent Anarchism for a Post-Globalist Future 10 February 2010 11:17 UTC www.anarchy.net [Source type: Original source]

The Senate, according to the Star Wars.com Databank, was an enormous building containing 1,024 floating platforms, each of which contained a senator and his or her aides. .Each platform in the senate represented a "sector" of the galaxy, with one senator for that sector accompanied by a delegation of aides and advisers.^ That’s one of several key duties the IRS would assume under the bills that have been approved by the House of Representatives and Senate and will be merged by negotiators from both chambers.

.Some platforms represented individual worlds bringing special pleas to the senate, others the special interest guilds such as the Trade Federation.^ If we go back to biological principles, every animal species on earth lives in some state of balance with other species and the physical environment.

^ The tiny tiny corrections have only been of interest to physicists and some other scientists and engineers in need of such precision.
  • The Other Side of Kim - TheOtherSideofKim Front Page 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.theothersideofkim.com [Source type: Original source]

^ VALORUM The Chair does not recognize the Senator from the Trade Federation at this time.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

.Along with the senators, the leaders of the individual member planets apparently also had the power to vote in the Senate and introduce legislation.^ Classical totalitarian regimes, like Nazism, Italian fascism or Stalinism, all had a cult of personality surrounding their leaders (and who, as individuals, were very powerful).
  • Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll Have a Dictatorship Soon in the US’ | CommonDreams.org 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.commondreams.org [Source type: General]

Each senatorial delegation had one vote.
.The members of the Senate then elected a Chancellor from amongst their ranks who served as the Senate's presiding officer and as the Republic's de facto leader.^ Obviously, electing a Democratic president is not the answer for those who oppose war — Obama even went so far as to keep Bush’s secretary of defense.

^ "The complaint about Zelaya from the people who have taken over the country was that the legitimately elected president of Honduras wanted to hold an advisory referendum on whether to consider altering the constitution to allow elected executives to serve two terms."
  • Totalitarian Rightists Put Orwellian Spin on Honduras Coup 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That is, until the president of the republic employed it in a manner that was not amicable to the interests of the members of these institutions.
  • Totalitarian Rightists Put Orwellian Spin on Honduras Coup 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Chancellor was assisted by the Vice Chair, who is presumably elected in the same manner as the Chancellor; the same Vice Chair is present throughout the entire prequel trilogy.^ Valorum will be voted out, I assure you, and they will elect in a new Chancellor, a strong Chancellor, one who will not let our tragedy continue...
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

Based on the films, we can see that the Senate followed pseudo-parliamentary rules. .In The Phantom Menace, Chancellor Finis Valorum was forced out of office by the Senate in a motion of no confidence, introduced by Queen Amidala of Naboo.^ If the dictators can no longer rely on the police and military forces to carry out repression, the dictatorship is gravely threatened.
  • FROM DICTATORSHIP TO DEMOCRACY 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.hermanos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, a minority of the Senators felt that the presence of U.S. forces emboldened the revolutionaries or weakened the resolve of the royalists, and that the revolution might not have occurred if no U.S. forces had been present.
  • Was the 1893 overthrow of the monarchy illegal? Was it a theft of a nation owned by kanaka maoli and stolen by non-kanaka maoli? 10 January 2010 4:57 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Queen Liliuokalani confided to then Senator George Hoar (R. Mass.
  • Was the 1893 overthrow of the monarchy illegal? Was it a theft of a nation owned by kanaka maoli and stolen by non-kanaka maoli? 10 January 2010 4:57 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.Senators received one vote in all matters, procedural and substantive.^ And one of the things they did in the Paris Commune was that all officials were elected by direct popular vote, and could be recalled by direct expression of the masses in a popular referendum.
  • DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY, AND THE SOCIALIST TRANSITION TO COMMUNISM-- By Bob Avakian 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC rwor.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The senate enjoyed sovereignty over all issues of overseas matters.

^ After all, he had no less than the leader of the senate and one of the incumbent consuls on his side.

.The Supreme Chancellor was elected from within the Senate for a set term.^ PALPATINE Supreme Chancellor, delegates of the Senate.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Panaka rush into the rom and bow before the QUEEN. CAPT. PANAKA Your Highness, Senator Palpatine has been nominated to succeed Valorum as Supreme Chancellor.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'll wager the Senate isn't aware of the Supreme Chancellor's moves here.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

.Presumably this term was up to two terms of four years, with the Senate able to give the Chancellor emergency powers as well as remove him from office when necessary, as given throughout various books and movies of the prequel trilogy.^ And if you give up power, what's the point?
  • DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY, AND THE SOCIALIST TRANSITION TO COMMUNISM-- By Bob Avakian 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC rwor.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's not easy to do that without giving up power.
  • DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY, AND THE SOCIALIST TRANSITION TO COMMUNISM-- By Bob Avakian 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC rwor.org [Source type: Original source]

^ To him who is not a dialectician life is but a sleepy dream; and many a man is in his grave before he is well waked up.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

.The assembly was in turn divided into individual committees, each specializing in specific fields of government administration, and which were responsible for creating legislation to be reviewed by the full assembly.^ Not that there is much harm in a carpenter trying to be a cobbler, or a cobbler transforming himself into a carpenter; but great evil may arise from the cobbler leaving his last and turning into a guardian or legislator, or when a single individual is trainer, warrior, legislator, all in one.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Humans, without special and specific training in governance, from the earliest days of childhood are bound to mess it up.

^ They claim to be against “Big Government” and for “Individual Freedom” when in reality they are just against government that they don’t like and are only for freedom if it falls within specific limits that they get to dictate.
  • The Totalitarian Temptation and all that — Crooked Timber 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Senate had some form of judicial power as well, although the Republic's judicial branch was the Supreme Court and the Senate's power in this area may have been limited to trying its own members.^ He should know the limits of his own powers.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This is especially true for a democratic movement-which has limited material resources and whose supporters will be in danger-that is trying to bring down a powerful dictatorship.
  • FROM DICTATORSHIP TO DEMOCRACY 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.hermanos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But some one will say that God, who is himself unchangeable, may take a form in relation to us.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

.Although legislation passed by the Senate was binding to all member worlds, most of the everyday legislation followed by citizens of the Republic was created at the planetary, sectoral, or regional level.^ The aid of the Soviet Union, of the world proletariat and of the Communists is the most important condition for the victory of all nations in fighting for liberation from imperialist oppression, for national independence.
  • The Role of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat in the International Marxist-Leninist Movement 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.mltranslations.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The good man and the good citizen only coincide in the perfect State; and this perfection cannot be attained by legislation acting upon them from without, but, if at all, by education fashioning them from within.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Deniability is an important principle religiously followed by intelligence agencies all over the world.

.Therefore, the main functions of the Senate were to mediate disputes between members, provide for the common defense, and regulate inter-system trade.^ Member States shall make civilian and military capabilities available to the Union for the implementation of the common security and defense policy, to contribute to the objectives defined by the Council.
  • L. Gassmann Europe - a dictatorship 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.l-gassmann.de [Source type: Original source]

^ Those Member States which together establish multinational forces may also make them available to the common security and defense policy.
  • L. Gassmann Europe - a dictatorship 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.l-gassmann.de [Source type: Original source]

^ The taxation of trade routes to outlaying star systems is in dispute.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Jedi, who answered to the Chancellor, became traveling representatives of the Senate responsible not only for protecting the Republic and its citizens, but also to serve as representatives of the Republic and as mediators for individual disputes.^ Let us next proceed to consider the nature and origin of the individual who answers to this State.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It seems to me that if the voters of a specific district are declared to have made the vote, and that the senator or representative merely cast the vote in the best interests of the citizens they represent.
  • Firedoglake » Late Nite FDL: Can We Call It a Dictatorship Yet? 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then who is responsible, or what are the forces that have extended their power and good offices to build the Communist empire into the volatile threat which it represents today?
  • The Communist-Capitalist Alliance 15 September 2009 6:17 UTC autarchic.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

The Republic's greatest failing was its lack of formal organization. .Much of its operation is based on non-binding constitutional conventions, which were often ignored and undermined by corrupt and power-hungry politicians.^ The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be."
  • Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll Have a Dictatorship Soon in the US’ | CommonDreams.org 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.commondreams.org [Source type: General]

.Coalition governments were common with special interests defining the legislative agenda.^ Churches, unions, corporations, government bureaucracies, political parties, the media, special interest groups, and such, fight for and protect their interests.
  • DEMOCIDE IN TOTALITARIAN STATES 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As I see it, our government has favored special interests in the past year of Obama’s tenure to our detriment.
  • Edward Harrison « naked capitalism 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.nakedcapitalism.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, the waning years of the Republic were a time of corruption and great social injustice.^ The New York Times on January 17 each year republishes the text of an article they had published in 1893, reporting the overthrow in great detail.
  • Was the 1893 overthrow of the monarchy illegal? Was it a theft of a nation owned by kanaka maoli and stolen by non-kanaka maoli? 10 January 2010 4:57 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Senate became divided between those who genuinely wished to uphold the values and ideals of the Republic and those who wished to further their own goals.^ Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
  • The Reality Check » Blog Archive » Acting President Obama Wants Communism In America 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.therealitycheck.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Those who own or control the major means of production, and those who own or control little or none, are not in an equal position.
  • DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY, AND THE SOCIALIST TRANSITION TO COMMUNISM-- By Bob Avakian 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC rwor.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It favors those who have large debts, and it destroys the value of accumulated assets.

.After a series of weak and ineffectual Chancellors and a crisis involving the invasion of Naboo by the Trade Federation over a tariff passed in the Senate, the time came for strong leadership to end the corruption.^ VALORUM The Chair does not recognize the Senator from the Trade Federation at this time.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is filled with Federation trade barons led by LOTT DOD, the Senator for the Federation.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CAPTAIN With all due respect for the Trade Federation, the Ambassadors for the Supreme Chancellor wish to board immediately.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

.After Palpatine became Chancellor, he increased the power of the office from acting as commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic to the institution of his personal bodyguard, the Red Guard.^ The GRAND CHANCELLOR PALPATINE and SEVERAL REPUBLIC GUARDS descend the walkway, followed by YODA and SEVERAL OTHER JEDI MASTERS. The CHANCELLOR PALPATINE is greeted by the QUEEN. AMIDALA Congratulations on youer election, Chancellor.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His inability to control the long-arm of the left further proves his inability to act as our commander-in-chief.
  • The Reality Check » Blog Archive » Acting President Obama Wants Communism In America 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.therealitycheck.org [Source type: Original source]

^ PALPATINE If I may say so, Your Majesty, the Chancellor has little real power...he is mired down by baseless accusations of corruption.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

.The rights of many, including the Galactic Senate, were relinquished in the name of security.^ Though the people, the senators and the knights all felt that they would be conceding too many of their rights for too little.

.The removal of privacy screens in the Galactic Senate, which allow senators to discuss issues before the Senate in private resulted in many senators afraid to voice their response to a vote because of the installed surveillance hovercams listening in on every word and reporting to the Senate Security Chief.^ For his part, Davis appeared before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee in 1956, taking the Fifth Amendment when asked about his CPUSA activities.
  • Obama’s Communist Cover-up Continues 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Number of the Senate's report on the financing of the 1996 Democratic campaigns 33 chapters that are devoted to the issue of campaign -finance reform: 1 .
  • Democracy (Harper's Magazine) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ November 6, 2006 (just before the US mid-elections) the issues being discussed were various ways that people were being prevented from voting .
  • Democracy — Global Issues 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.globalissues.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Galactic Senate also met less often as the Chancellor was voted more emergency powers.^ The more constrained the power of governments, the more it is diffused, checked and balanced, the less it will aggress on others and commit democide.
  • DEMOCIDE IN TOTALITARIAN STATES 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The more the statesman desires power, the less likely he is to exercise his choice competently.
  • A tribute to Communism | Kiwiblog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.kiwiblog.co.nz [Source type: Original source]

^ Among ourselves the creative power seems often to be growing weaker, and scientific fact to be more engrossing and overpowering to the mind than formerly.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

Galactic Senators/Politicians

.Politicians include Senators, the Chancellor, the Vice Chair of the Senate, the Administrative Aide, various Representatives from each system, and the members of the Jedi Council.^ VALORUM The Chair recognizes the Senator from the sovereign system of Naboo.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Q: In 1948-49 you arrested members of the [Polish] Home Army Council of Aid to Jews, the 'Zegata' ...

^ "Summary: This resolution provides for consideration of two joint resolutions which propose amendments to the constitution limiting the number of terms members of the Senate and the House of Representatives can serve.
  • Totalitarian Rightists Put Orwellian Spin on Honduras Coup 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: Original source]

.Non-council Jedi aren't necessarily non-politicians, but the special status of the Jedi Council enabled those on it to have a substantial degree of power and moral authority.^ Incumbent politicians and policymakers retain power by looking the other way and allowing special interests an unfair profit advantage.
  • Edward Harrison « naked capitalism 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.nakedcapitalism.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When they marry non-Jews, they target those who are creative and physically attractive, but not necessarily wealthy.
  • Creators of the atomic bomb: debasing nuclear power into a totalitarian order in the new world 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.heaven-words.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For individual politicians, especially for those with a talent for military command, the prize of power became ever more extraordinary as the empire expanded.

.One Jedi master, Luminara Unduli, was the only non-council member to get as much power in politics as a member of the Senate.^ The COUNCIL MEMBERS look to one another.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be."
  • Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll Have a Dictatorship Soon in the US’ | CommonDreams.org 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.commondreams.org [Source type: General]

^ He therefore in 129 BC, shortly before his death, convinced the senate to transfer the power to settle disputes on public land held by non-Romans from the agrarian commission to one of the consuls.

Jedi and Jedi Council

.The Jedi function as a peace-keeping force in the Republic, giving them a significant degree of political power.^ (It is certainly not a function of your political power.

^ What part of the Constitution gives the Congress the power to force the president onto a plane leaving the country and then, block a runway to stop his airplane landing upon his return?
  • Totalitarian Rightists Put Orwellian Spin on Honduras Coup 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Insurrectionary anarchists: The view in which the existing government is overthrown by force, usurping their power and giving it back to the people once obtained.
  • ANARCHY.NET - Intelligent Anarchism for a Post-Globalist Future 10 February 2010 11:17 UTC www.anarchy.net [Source type: Original source]

.The Jedi with the most authority serve on the Jedi Council, among whom Yoda and Mace Windu acted as de-facto leaders at the height of the Republic.^ INT. PALACE OF THE JEDI - COUNCIL CHAMBERS - SUNSET ANAKIN stands before the TWELVE JEDI. MACE WINDU holds a small hand-held viewing screen.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To one side, MACE WINDU turns to YODA. MACE WINDU There is no doubt.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MACE WINDU turns the viewing screen off and nods toward YODA. YODA Good, good, young one.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

.Although the Chancellor did hold some degree of political authority over the Jedi, very little pressure was ever put on the Council before Palpatine took office and commanded that Anakin Skywalker become a member of the Council, despite the misgivings of the Jedi.^ ANAKIN Since I was very little, three, I think.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PADME and JAR JAR are very dissapointed with ANAKIN. QUI-GON puts his arm around a very worried SHMI to comfort her.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Because its class base had become the labor aristocracy, the Second International adopted this revisionist line with very little struggle.
  • The Role of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat in the International Marxist-Leninist Movement 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.mltranslations.org [Source type: Original source]

Republic Military

.For most of its history since the Battle of Ruusan, the Republic did not maintain an army except as a token force for military parades and showing the flag.^ History shows otherwise: The most famous example of public works in the U.S. was Roosevelt's various programs.

^ Most importantly, it leaves in place the existing maldistribution of power between the population and the elite in control of the government and its military forces.
  • FROM DICTATORSHIP TO DEMOCRACY 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.hermanos.org [Source type: Original source]

.This was to display the Republic's peaceful ideals, as the Republic used Jedi Knights as "keepers of the peace."^ While the congress of the Republic endlessly debates this alarming chain of events, the Supreme Chancellor has secretly dispatched two Jedi Knights, the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, to settle the conflict....."
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

.Several trade organizations, such as the Trade Federation and Commerce Guild, kept armies of droids in order to protect their profits and occasionally took advantage of this, such as when the Trade Federation invaded and occupied Naboo, resulting in the Battle of Naboo.^ Invaded...against all the laws of the Republic by the Droid Armies of the Trade...
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ INT. NABOO STARFIGHTER - COCKPIT - FEDERATION HANGER ANAKIN peeks over the edge of the cockpit to see BATTLE DROIDS surrounding the ship.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The GUNGANS renew their attack on the DROID ARMY. JAR JAR's bumbling destroys several more DESTROYER DROIDS. INT. NABOO STARFIGHTER - COCKPIT -SPACE ANAKIN finds himself in the middle of the space battle.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

.Individual sectors also maintained their own security forces, such as Naboo Security Force or the CorSec from Corellia, and these were sometimes used to combat small threats.^ If we don’t do it now peacefully, we will be fighting for our lives with weapons, against a force that dosen’t feel any empathy and will gladely use WMD’s against its own population.
  • Obama Science Advisor Called For “Planetary Regime” To Enforce Totalitarian Population Control Measures 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ultimately, all established authority perpetuates itself though the use of violence and other types of force, such as the denial of food, education, and other human rights.
  • ANARCHY.NET - Intelligent Anarchism for a Post-Globalist Future 10 February 2010 11:17 UTC www.anarchy.net [Source type: Original source]

^ To maintain control over those increasingly precious resources, and equally important, to control people – especially your own people – by force, if necessary.

.However there was no centralized command, and the members of the Republic were loath to change this.^ No change there then.
  • A tribute to Communism | Kiwiblog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.kiwiblog.co.nz [Source type: Original source]

^ There can be no question that the study of anthropology has considerably changed our views respecting the first appearance of man upon the earth.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If however their natures are the same, the inference is that their education must also be the same; there is no longer anything unnatural or impossible in a woman learning music and gymnastic.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

.Since most of the military power within the Republic's territory was not actually controlled by the Republic, but as depicted in Attack of the Clones, by member planets such as Naboo or organizations such as the Techno Union and the Intergalactic Banking Clan, the ability of the Senate to enforce its decrees was severely limited, and it was forced to rely on the Jedi.^ And if today the Soviet Union has powerful military and police forces ...
  • The Communist-Capitalist Alliance 15 September 2009 6:17 UTC autarchic.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The organization of the Solidarity trade union with its power to wield effective strikes forced its own legalization in 1980.
  • FROM DICTATORSHIP TO DEMOCRACY 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.hermanos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Such a sanction would represent a massive transference of power to the Federal Reserve and may actually represent an all out coup d'etat.

.Conversely, however, the Trade Federation and other cartels within the Republic, some of which were represented in the Senate, held that a Republic government which lacked significant military power was just what they wanted, since it couldn't control them.^ Are they in control, or are they just witnessing?” .

^ The government wants control of how we eat and shit.
  • What does 'totalitarian' actually mean? | Samizdata.net 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.samizdata.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Those who would forbid these values are just as intolerant dogmatic, as they refuse to allow others to have their own convictions.
  • L. Gassmann Europe - a dictatorship 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.l-gassmann.de [Source type: Original source]

.The Clone Wars changed all this.^ The combination of the US system, its individual culture, and the wealth creating success of its free enterprise system, all combine to make it unlikely that the US would lose a war in a way that changes their culture.
  • Michael J. Totten: The Totalitarian Impulse 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.michaeltotten.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Republic initially had no standing military to deal with the Confederacy of Independent Systems; therefore a Military Creation Act was proposed, which was strongly opposed by many of the Republic's pacifist leaders, such as Padmé Amidala of Naboo, who feared the possibility of going to war.^ There is a great deal of blame to go around for the disastrous war over South Ossetia.
  • Dictatorship of the Air » Avia-Corner 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC dictatorshipoftheair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And it's really got a good line, that's very relevant today, talking about these people who go fight wars for the system.
  • DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY, AND THE SOCIALIST TRANSITION TO COMMUNISM-- By Bob Avakian 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC rwor.org [Source type: Original source]

^ An F-share is not a human right - after the initial distribution, no more are created.

Supporters included Orn Free Taa of Ryloth and Ask Aak of Malastare.
.However, a Clone Army had already been created in secret on the planet Kamino ten years before.^ In 1897 a movement was set on foot which ten years before would have been held to be impossible.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Austro-Hungarian Monarchy 10 January 2010 4:57 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Roman law dictated that a successful candidate wait another ten years before standing for the same office again.

^ Just before, and after, the creation of the Soviet state, assassinations by Jews, in one form or another, sometimes as secret police agents, are many.

.When it became clear the Confederacy had no intention of negotiating with the Republic, the Republic adopted this army as the Grand Army of the Republic, along with AT-TE walkers, gunships and other the Republic Open Circle Fleet, most of which were produced by Rothan Heavy Engineering.^ Organizing resistance , The Most Moral Army In the World , crimes against humanity , disinformation , idiot nation , image of the beast , monsters , there are no sunglasses .

^ Organizing resistance , The Most Moral Army In the World , image of the beast , monsters , there are no sunglasses .

^ It is clear to me now that the Republic no longer functions as a democracy.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Republic's war effort was initially hindered because most of the major industrial combines in the Galaxy had, under the aegis of the Techno Union, sided with the Confederacy.^ In the US, for example, they labeled the War an imperialist War and tried to prevent the US from entering on the side of the Soviet Union and the oppressed peoples.
  • The Role of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat in the International Marxist-Leninist Movement 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.mltranslations.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But I want to focus on security, because this is most people's concern when it comes to living under a Dictatorship.

^ According to your logic we should categorize most communist regimes as "right-wing" because they abolished trade unions and the right to strike.
  • Michael J. Totten: The Totalitarian Impulse 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.michaeltotten.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Kamino-bred clones formed the nucleus of the Republic's new army, and were swiftly augmented by clones from other sources as well as traditional recruiting; within a few years of the Battle of Geonosis, the Republic's military had expanded astronomically and had become the preeminent military force in the Galaxy.^ Sign up to receive news, and commentary as well as other site updates!
  • Dictatorship : NOVAKEO.COM 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC novakeo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A few years hence, prices would have reached a level that makes sense under new assumptions, and the wound will have healed.

^ Back in 2007 the buzzword was “collect everything” and much to SQ’s dismay the term for the masses was changed a few years ago from “useless eaters” to the “new victim”.
  • Obama Science Advisor Called For “Planetary Regime” To Enforce Totalitarian Population Control Measures 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

.The rapid militarization of the Republic during the Clone Wars, overseen by Chancellor Palpatine, had far-reaching effects; the Senate's powers were reduced, the military became the primary arm of the government, and the Republic swiftly transitioned into Palpatine's New Order.^ PALPATINE Supreme Chancellor, delegates of the Senate.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Also it reduced the power of the tribunes, who until then had been able to use the people's assemblies to by-pass the senate.

^ Smaller governments don’t reduce the power to coerce – they just made the coercion more intimate.
  • The Totalitarian Temptation and all that — Crooked Timber 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: Original source]

End of the Republic

.By the time of The Phantom Menace, the Republic had grown unbearably corrupt.^ STAR WARS : EPISODE 1 : THE PHANTOM MENACE "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...."
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "EPISODE 1 THE PHANTOM MENACE" "Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

.Palpatine became the Chancellor in 32 BBY after his predecessor, Finis Valorum, was voted out in a no confidence vote in a wave of protest against his handling of the conflict with the Trade Federation.^ The Trade Federation has no presence there.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You could call for a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Valorum.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BAIL ORGANA Alderaan seconds the motion for a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Valorum.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

Traditionally, the Chancellor could only serve a limited amount of time; however, Palpatine stayed in office much longer, due to the prolonged Separatist Crisis as well as the threat posed by the "Jedi Rebellion."
.The crisis occurred when several of the Republic's member Star Systems and organizations united in order to separate from the Republic.^ This organization, "United Americans," which was created in 1920, hoped to attract five million members.
  • The Communist-Capitalist Alliance 15 September 2009 6:17 UTC autarchic.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The rulers, like Plato’s ϕύλακες, were required to submit to a severe training in order to prepare the way for the education of the other members of the community.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

This unified organization became known as the Confederacy of Independent Systems, or CIS for short. .Tensions between the Republic and the Separatists eventually escalated into all-out war, and the conflicts that would later be known as the "Clone Wars" began (chronicled in Attack of the Clones).^ It was awesome later that night at the dance party with all the lights out watching red and blue faces flashing in the dark!
  • A World Beyond Capitalism, The Conference, The Community, The Love - Join Us! 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC 00no-capitalism.livejournal.com [Source type: General]

^ Were all to be said about Power is that it causes war and the attendant slaughter of the young and most capable of our species, this would be enough.
  • DEMOCIDE IN TOTALITARIAN STATES 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Such a sanction would represent a massive transference of power to the Federal Reserve and may actually represent an all out coup d'etat.

.The Senate granted Palpatine emergency powers to deal with the Separatist Confederacy in a motion introduced by Representative Jar Jar Binks.^ Cicero, by now having been granted emergency powers by the senate, obtained correspondence between Catalina and the Gallic tribe of the Allobroges.

.Palpatine's first move, widely supported at the time, was to create a vast army of clone troopers to serve as the Republic's fighting force against the Confederacy.^ The only time I used meters, kilograms and kilometers was when I was doing Red on Blue (Red Team planning with Soviet weapons and tactics against our forces), i.e.
  • The Other Side of Kim - TheOtherSideofKim Front Page 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.theothersideofkim.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Strategists of the democratic forces should contemplate early that there will come a time when the democratic forces can move beyond selective resistance and launch mass defiance.
  • FROM DICTATORSHIP TO DEMOCRACY 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.hermanos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ April 10th : The UGT announces that, for the first time in its history, it will not be supporting the PSOE in the following month's elections.
  • Spain: Dictatorship to Democracy and After 1975–2007 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC nick.frejol.org [Source type: General]

.The Republic had not previously needed an army, since until then any small conflicts within the Republic could be solved with the "peacekeeping" Jedi.^ In 69 BC Lucullus, having decided that until Mithridates was captured the conflict in the east could not be resolved, advanced into Armenia and captured the capital Tigranocerta.

.However, the fact that the Confederacy had access to an enormous army of droid soldiers required the Republic to construct a more formal military to fight effectively.^ Weinberg finds it hard to imagine that physicists will have access to final principles which do not require further justification by more fundamental laws.
  • Creators of the atomic bomb: debasing nuclear power into a totalitarian order in the new world 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.heaven-words.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Effective action to save our Republic must address more than the most recent outrages perpetrated by the current government.
  • The American Spectator : Totalitarian Sentimentality 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC spectator.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Invaded...against all the laws of the Republic by the Droid Armies of the Trade...
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the ensuing years, the Senate increasingly granted enormous amounts of power to Palpatine, who became the war's political Commander-in-Chief.^ Also it reduced the power of the tribunes, who until then had been able to use the people's assemblies to by-pass the senate.

^ Sulla, as elected consul and as the man who had won the Social War, expected the command, but Marius wanted it, too.

^ First, we might reject the idea of an objectively knowable human good, and thus reject the idea that political power should be in the hands of those who know the human good.
  • Plato's Ethics and Politics in The Republic (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Such actions were justified in the name of security, and were considered a perfectly reasonable way to increase the wartime government's efficiency.^ By increasing the volume of their government securities and loans and by lowering Member Bank legal reserve requirements, the Reserve Banks can encourage an increase in the supply of money and bank deposits.
  • Edward Harrison « naked capitalism 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.nakedcapitalism.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thus, small, private, profit-driven interests will not act if such interests stand to lose in the wake of large, unpredictable actions taken by government.

^ De-population Key to World Government “There are three ways of securing a society as regards population.

.Eventually, Palpatine gained enough power that he could take virtually any action without Senate approval.^ Would it could be accomplished without crisis, but I think there are enough cards on the table and evidence to read the tea leaves contrary to your optimism.
  • Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll Have a Dictatorship Soon in the US’ | CommonDreams.org 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.commondreams.org [Source type: General]

^ Sulla takes Power In 88 BC the activities of king Mithridates of Pontus called for urgent action.

^ Posted by Phil A at June 4, 2007 11:10 AM All it will eventually take, is a government with an authoritarian agenda which is prepared to make full use of all the powers available.
  • What does 'totalitarian' actually mean? | Samizdata.net 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.samizdata.net [Source type: Original source]

In effect, he was now a dictator (though he commanded an overwhelming majority in the Senate in any case).
Tension between Palpatine and the Jedi began to grow as the war progressed. .Many members of the Jedi Council remained skeptical of Palpatine's growing powers, especially at the expense of the Senate—the only body they were contractually bound to serve.^ Many political representatives of the system -- especially the Republicans, but not only them -- will say, "If you raise the minimum wage you are just eliminating jobs."
  • DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY, AND THE SOCIALIST TRANSITION TO COMMUNISM-- By Bob Avakian 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC rwor.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They should have no property; their pay should only meet their expenses; and they should have common meals.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The love of Lacedaemon not only affected Plato and Xenophon, but was shared by many undistinguished Athenians; there they seemed to find a principle which was wanting in their own democracy.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

.In time, the Jedi began to believe that Palpatine would not surrender his power at the end of the war.^ Were all to be said about Power is that it causes war and the attendant slaughter of the young and most capable of our species, this would be enough.
  • DEMOCIDE IN TOTALITARIAN STATES 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As a results the Soviets ended the war as the number-two power in the world.
  • The Communist-Capitalist Alliance 15 September 2009 6:17 UTC autarchic.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Japanese were aware of nuclear research, but believed it would not produce results until after the war.
  • Creators of the atomic bomb: debasing nuclear power into a totalitarian order in the new world 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.heaven-words.com [Source type: Original source]

.This suspicion was also shared by some senators, including Padmé Amidala of Naboo, Bail Organa of Alderaan and Mon Mothma of Chandrila.^ A conspiracy was formed by a group which included senators of the highest influence, some of them even Caesar's personal friends.

^ The Federation box settles next to AMIDALA. PRINCE BAIL ORGANA moves his box into the arena.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BAIL ORGANA Alderaan seconds the motion for a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Valorum.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

.Indeed, early in the novelization of Episode III, Palpatine has appointed regional governors over the various worlds of the Republic, buttressed by detachments of clones.^ The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits.
  • Obama Science Advisor Called For “Planetary Regime” To Enforce Totalitarian Population Control Measures 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

.After the death of Separatist leader General Grievous, and the discovery that Palpatine was actually Darth Sidious, the Jedi made their move in accordance with contingency plans already made.^ DARTH SIDIOUS This is an unexpected move for her.
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^ DARTH SIDIOUS Move against the Jedi first...
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The JEDI are engaged in a fierce sword fight with DARTH MAUL. They have moved into the center of the hanger.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

They attempted to arrest Palpatine, but failed. .Shortly afterward, Palpatine secretly issued Order 66, a galaxy-wide instruction for all clone troops to kill their Jedi commanders.^ Martial Law Proclaimed The provisional government has placed J. H. Soper in command of all the armed troops on the island.
  • Was the 1893 overthrow of the monarchy illegal? Was it a theft of a nation owned by kanaka maoli and stolen by non-kanaka maoli? 10 January 2010 4:57 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Dictator could turn into Mrs. Hitler, and order him (and all other Jews) killed.

.This command had been secretly implanted in all of the clones when they were created.^ This unity is like the sun in the heavens, the light by which all things are seen, the being by which they are created and sustained.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

.Many of the Jedi serving as generals of the Army of the Republic quickly fell victim to the clone trooper forces.^ Over a hundred Jewish generals also served in Stalin's Soviet army, including the chief of the Soviet Air Force at the start of World War II, General Jacob Smushkevich.

.They overwhelmed the often isolated Jedi, who were taken by surprise.^ Yes, they are truly gentle and kind people as has often been remarked, but they are also fierce fighters who let their passion for justice guide them .

^ And he who allows himself to be taken prisoner may as well be made a present of to his enemies; he is their lawful prey, and let them do what they like with him.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is probably the poor, the disabled, the elderly, and whomever they deem as a “minority” who will be taken out first.
  • Obama Science Advisor Called For “Planetary Regime” To Enforce Totalitarian Population Control Measures 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

.Because the clones were simply following the command implanted in them, there was no treachery for the Jedi to sense in the minds of the clones that served them.^ Because there is no such evidence.
  • The Communist-Capitalist Alliance 15 September 2009 6:17 UTC autarchic.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And no, I couldn't give a toss about the Enabling Act or the Fuhrerprinzip or whatever because all of those things only matter if there is an alternative.
  • What does 'totalitarian' actually mean? | Samizdata.net 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.samizdata.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Theoretically, this viewpoint will CANCEL OUT your argument regarding the future of your own descendants…simply because there would be none.
  • Obama Science Advisor Called For “Planetary Regime” To Enforce Totalitarian Population Control Measures 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Jedi remaining in the Temple on Coruscant were eliminated by a detachment of elite clone stormtroopers led by Darth Vader, once having been Anakin Skywalker, who single-handedly cut down many Jedi himself — including many children studying as Padawans there.^ ANAKIN I'm going to the Jedi temple to start my training, I hope.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Permanently sterilizing people who the authorities deem have already had too many children or who have contributed to “general social deterioration”.
  • Obama Science Advisor Called For “Planetary Regime” To Enforce Totalitarian Population Control Measures 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Of course, there are many people (even some so-called "communists," such as the Progressive Labor Party) who just jumped up and down denouncing Mao for this and declaring that he wanted to institute once again the rule of oppressors instead of letting the people themselves run the society.
  • DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY, AND THE SOCIALIST TRANSITION TO COMMUNISM-- By Bob Avakian 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC rwor.org [Source type: Original source]

.As the Clone Wars were winding down, however, Palpatine's once near-unanimous support began to falter.^ One of these wars is winding down.

^ However, Richard the Lionhearted tore down the Austrian banner at the storming of Ascalon and the enraged duke went home at once.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Austro-Hungarian Monarchy 10 January 2010 4:57 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ During his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, the President suggested that the war in Iraq was “winding down” — this against the backdrop of the Dec.

.As depicted in the Revenge of the Sith novelization and deleted scenes from the film itself, a bloc of senators began to emerge, even before the Clone Wars had ended, who opposed Palpatine's authoritarian rule and resented his treatment of the Jedi and other opponents.^ Tricking battlefield opponents has been a part of war since guys started beating each other with bones and sticks.

^ The law succeeded and by the beginning of 88 BC the Social War was at an end, other than for a few besieged strongholds.

^ Mao and other leaders in the Chinese Communist Party who were grouped with Mao were attempting to implement a policy similar to what the Soviet Union had done in relation to World War 2.
  • DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY, AND THE SOCIALIST TRANSITION TO COMMUNISM-- By Bob Avakian 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC rwor.org [Source type: Original source]

This bloc, originally led by influential politicians such as Bail Organa, Mon Mothma, and later by Bail's adopted daughter Princess Leia Organa, eventually became the political voice of the emerging Rebel Alliance.
At the conclusion of the Clone Wars, Palpatine addressed the Senate. First he related the story of the unsuccessful assassination attempt by the Jedi. Claiming that it was a "rebellion" against the Republic, he declared the Order to be enemies of the Republic. Then he announced that the Galactic Republic would become a Galactic Empire so strong as to never be threatened by outside forces again:
."In order to ensure the security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire, for a safe and secure society."^ To secure such an exchange was, as you will remember, one of our principal objects when we formed them into a society and constituted a State.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Creators of the atomic bomb: debasing nuclear power into a totalitarian order in the new world Physicists dead-set on securing their own political power were the creators of the atomic bomb.
  • Creators of the atomic bomb: debasing nuclear power into a totalitarian order in the new world 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.heaven-words.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Dictatorships are better safeguarding order and stability against anarchy than democracy Each election in a democracy is a time when the continuity of rule of law is in jeopardy especialy if the oposition turns into the governing party.
  • Dictatorship is the best path to development 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC debatewise.org [Source type: Original source]

.Palpatine, who by this time had been grotesquely disfigured (he claimed this was from the Jedi assassination attempt since Mace Windu did, in truth, disfigure him), proclaimed himself to be the first Emperor of the galaxy.^ Do you suppose that I call him who is mistaken the stronger at the time when he is mistaken?
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

^ INT. PALACE OF THE JEDI - COUNCIL CHAMBERS - SUNSET ANAKIN stands before the TWELVE JEDI. MACE WINDU holds a small hand-held viewing screen.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Script Screenplay Screen Play 15 September 2009 10:36 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And he will be most likely to love that which he regards as having the same interests with himself, and that of which the good or evil fortune is supposed by him at any time most to affect his own?
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

.Deluded by Palpatine's charisma and skill (and perhaps also by his considerable dark side power), the majority of the Senate cheered him on loudly in approval, which provoked one of Senator Padmé Amidala's more memorable lines: "So this is how liberty dies: with thunderous applause." After so many millennia, the Galactic Republic had ceased to exist.^ How many millions died for this one.
  • A tribute to Communism | Kiwiblog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.kiwiblog.co.nz [Source type: Original source]

^ We who know how many more men of business there are in the world than real students or thinkers, are not equally sanguine.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This is, perhaps, a one-sided but not wholly untrue picture of the maxims and practice of mankind when they ‘sit down together at an assembly,’ either in ancient or modern times.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Senate continued to exist after the formation of the Empire, as the Imperial Senate, but it was a virtually powerless advisory council.^ All Hawaiian laws and constitutional principles not inconsistent herewith shall continue in force until further order of the Executive and Advisory Councils.
  • Was the 1893 overthrow of the monarchy illegal? Was it a theft of a nation owned by kanaka maoli and stolen by non-kanaka maoli? 10 January 2010 4:57 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.Palpatine remained the final authority on all laws; at most, the Senate could simply delay and discuss legislation.^ Later, he discusses a brilliant idea that could literally "employ" millions: And finally, think of all of the jobs that a program of environmental “stewardship” might make available.

^ It didn’t go through discussion or committee as most of the bills in the house and senate are routinely done.
  • Obama’s Communist Cover-up Continues 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "We intend to press for legislative authority to negotiate trade agreements which could extend most-favored-nation tariff treatments to European Communist states....
  • The Communist-Capitalist Alliance 15 September 2009 6:17 UTC autarchic.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

.Nearly two decades later, shortly before the Battle of Yavin, Palpatine found the continued existence of open political dissent a hindrance to his total control, and disbanded the Imperial Senate — sweeping away the last remnants of the Galactic Republic.^ What is not generally known, however, is that "Lend-Lease supplies actually continued through 1947," nearly two years following the war.
  • The Communist-Capitalist Alliance 15 September 2009 6:17 UTC autarchic.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To insure the continuance of these favors and to obtain other concessions, economic interests found it natural and necessary to exert influence on the political system.
  • The Communist-Capitalist Alliance 15 September 2009 6:17 UTC autarchic.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As this article in today’s Moscow Times notes, the last two decades have been almost as tumultuous for Rust as they have been for Russia.
  • Dictatorship of the Air » Avia-Corner 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC dictatorshipoftheair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He formally placed all power of governance in the hands of the regional governors of the Imperial Military, thus abolishing civilian control of government.^ Honduran politicians and jurists who have aligned with the country's powerful military and been well rewarded for doing so -- make a point that not all basic freedoms have been suspended all the time.
  • Totalitarian Rightists Put Orwellian Spin on Honduras Coup 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Clearly, all political changes originate in divisions of the actual governing power; a government which is united, however small, cannot be moved.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Locke argued that the all-powerful state was unnecessary to restrain the baser instincts of man, which could be held in check by a much more limited government.
  • Michael J. Totten: The Totalitarian Impulse 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.michaeltotten.com [Source type: Original source]

.In truth, however, the real power had rested with the regional governors for some time, as long as they did not try to cross the Emperor.^ The power hierarchy of the dictatorship is always unstable to some degree, and at times extremely so.
  • FROM DICTATORSHIP TO DEMOCRACY 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.hermanos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Between them they amount to regional superpower with a GDP of $1.2 trillion (£739bn), some 40pc of the world’s proven oil reserves, and financial clout equal to that of China.
  • Edward Harrison « naked capitalism 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.nakedcapitalism.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If totalitarian power must be used at all times against the entire population, it is unlikely to remain powerful for long.
  • FROM DICTATORSHIP TO DEMOCRACY 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.hermanos.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Senate Building, however, still remained visible on the Coruscant skyline at the time of the destruction of the Second Death Star at the Battle of Endor.^ There’s still time, however.
  • Obama’s Communist Cover-up Continues 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ That science is a whole, remains a true principle of inductive as well as of metaphysical philosophy; and the love of universal knowledge is still the characteristic of the philosopher in modern as well as in ancient times.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the second battle however Brutus was defeated, his army refused another fight the next day, and so he was killed by the reluctant hand of a friend.

.In addition Anakin Skywalker, having turned away from the Dark Side and from Darth Vader, assassinated Palpatine, thus bringing balance to the Force.^ Thrasymachus, when he had thus spoken, having, like a bath-man, deluged our ears with his words, had a mind to go away.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

Rebirth of the Republic

.After the fall of the Empire and the end of the Galactic Civil War, the Galactic Republic is re-established by the Rebel Alliance as the New Republic.^ End of empire for sure, maybe end of civilization.

^ Instead of once again calling for the establishment of workers and peasants soviets, the CPC retained its strategic objective of World War II the establishment of Peoples Republics in the countryside, an alliance which gave the national bourgeoisie and petty bourgeoisie a great deal of power.
  • The Role of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat in the International Marxist-Leninist Movement 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC www.mltranslations.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What you end up with is less like a virtuous Republic and more like an Eastern Roman Empire, a militarized state dominated by functionaries, not entrepreneurs.
  • The Totalitarian Temptation and all that — Crooked Timber 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: Original source]

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