"As I explained to you earlier, I am quite convinced that 10,000 more systems will rally to our cause with your support, gentlemen."
"«What you are proposing could be construed as treason.»"
Dooku and Shu Mai[2]

The Geonosian accord was a treaty[4] and business deal[5] that officially founded the Confederacy of Independent Systems[4] after it had been formed two years prior in 24 BBY.[3] The agreement was ratified by the Separatist Council at a secret meeting on the planet Geonosis[6] in the year 22 BBY,[3] shortly before the outbreak of the Clone Wars between the Separatists and Galactic Republic.[2]

In return for their support, Dooku promised companies a future of unlimited financial growth[7] under a laissez faire economic model.[1] In reality, the companies were pawns of the Sith.[8] Despite the accord's vital role in the road to war,[2] many of the companies that signed it officially took a neutral stance in the Clone Wars. Despite having agreed to sell droids and weapons to the CIS,[5] they were eager to profit by working with both sides of the war, so they continued to do business with the Republic as well.[9]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rise of the Separatists
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Rise of the Separatists establishes that the Raxus Address and following foundation of the Confederacy of Independent Systems occurred two years before the First Battle of Geonosis, which, along with the other events of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 22 BBY. Therefore, simple math can be used to find the CIS was formed in 24 BBY. Additionally, because the ratification of the Geonosian accord first appeared in Attack of the Clones, the events of which are dated to 22 BBY by Galactic Atlas, the accord must have been ratified in 22 BBY.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Helmet Collection logo small.png Star Wars Helmet Collection 52 (Databank A-Z: Hera Syndulla–Ahsoka Tano)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Four, "Darkened World of Umbara" Commentary
  6. Helmet Collection logo small.png Star Wars Helmet Collection 59 (Databank A-Z: Darth Tyranus)
  7. StarWars-DatabankII.png Retail Caucus Droid in the Databank (backup link)
  8. Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  9. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Pursuit of Peace"
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