The New Republic military, also known as the New Republic Defense Force, or simply the Republic military, consisted of the armed forces charged with the defense of the New Republic, the galactic government formed by the Rebel Alliance following their victory at the Battle of Endor. It was composed of the land-based New Republic army, the naval New Republic Defense Fleet, and the special operations New Republic Special Forces.
The New Republic military saw substantial action against the remnants of the Galactic Empire during the last stages of the Galactic Civil War. New Republic military forces took part in the rebellion on Akiva, the liberation of Kashyyyk, and the Battle of Jakku. Despite the Imperial defeat on Jakku, elements of the military particularly the Starfleet were ordered to remain on high alert for Imperial activity.
While the New Republic military had sufficient resources to defend the galaxy about six years before the destruction of the Hosnian system, some Centrists like Senator Erudo Ro-Kiintor of Hevurion lobbied for the government to divert more funding into individual planetary defenses. In reality, this was a pretext for channeling government funding into Centrist worlds.
The military of the Republic fell under the command of the New Republic Command, a body of individuals that led the Republic's armed forces. During the early conflict between the First Order and the Resistance, the military forces of the Republic were ordered to not fire on the First Order due to the Galactic Senate desperately wanting to avoid another galactic war.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Poe Dameron: Flight Log
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Before the Awakening
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Aftermath
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Bloodline
- ↑ "Blade Squadron: Kuat"—Star Wars Insider 168
- ↑ Star Wars Battlefront II
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- ↑ Last Shot
- ↑ Aftermath: Empire's End
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ Aftermath: Life Debt
- ↑ Lost Stars