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There also existed hybrid forms of government. On the planet of [[Naboo]], the head of state was referred to as a king or queen despite being elected by his or her people.<ref name="sweBA">{{SWE|locations|naboo|Naboo}}</ref> He or she was assisted by a body of ministers called the [[Naboo Royal Advisory Council]].<ref name="sweSB">{{Databank|sio-bibble|Sio Bibble}}</ref> Additionally, that elected sovereign could only serve two terms in accordance with the Naboo constitution, a type of constitutional monarchy.<ref name="AOC" />
 
There also existed hybrid forms of government. On the planet of [[Naboo]], the head of state was referred to as a king or queen despite being elected by his or her people.<ref name="sweBA">{{SWE|locations|naboo|Naboo}}</ref> He or she was assisted by a body of ministers called the [[Naboo Royal Advisory Council]].<ref name="sweSB">{{Databank|sio-bibble|Sio Bibble}}</ref> Additionally, that elected sovereign could only serve two terms in accordance with the Naboo constitution, a type of constitutional monarchy.<ref name="AOC" />
   
==The Republic pre-Empire==
 
As stated, the Republic is a system or elected representatives who serve in the Global Senate. The Republic operates on a single chamber legislature with no central executive branch. In place of the executive is the Supreme Chancellor who acts as the both the Senate leader and the executive. In [[Episode I]] Senator Palpatine is elected Supreme Chancellor via a vote through the Senate.
 
 
 
Senators also are able to introduce legislation for the Senate to vote on. In [[Episode II]], Senator Jar-Jar Binks introduces a resolution to give the Supreme Chancellor powers to raise an army, thus giving way to Clone Troopers. However, although the Senate has committees (such as the [[starwars:Council_of_Neutral_Systems|Council of Neutral Systems]]) propositions can be called onto the full Senate floor and voted on almost immediately, as seen in Heros on Both Sides.
 
 
 
The Jedi Order acts as an independent military force during the Clone Wars but works with the Senate closely due to a symbiotic relationship between the Senate needing militaristic force users and the Jedi needing information about the actions of the Sith. In the episode [[Children of the Force]] in the Clone Wars series, the Chancellor asks for a report Obi-Wan states: "Tell him this is not Republic business. This is an internal Jedi affair". To which Anakin replies: [A]s long as the Jedi are acting as a military we should report to the Chancellor". Jedi are also able to act as neutral parties and have special privileges when acting as representatives of the Galatic Senate, as seen in Heros on Both Sides.
 
 
 
In the episode [[starwars:Duchess_of_Mandalore|The Duchess of Mandalore]], it is shown the Senate acts at a higher level than the governing body of planets when it comes to executing war powers. Chancellor Palpatine and the Senate overrule [[starwars:Satine_Kryze|Duchess Satine Kyze's]] decision to stay neutral in the war.
 
 
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<nowiki> </nowiki>Heros on Both Sides shows the Senate is able to raise funds through the deregulation of banks. The episode also states the Senate must worry about going bankrupt, meaning they must raise funds in other ways. For example in ''The Phantom Menace'', the trade negotiations are most likely taxed by the Galatic Senate to help build a budget for each year. It is reasonable to believe planets part of the Galatic Senate pay taxes to be recognized and protected by the larger political element in exchange for paying taxes and giving resources for the betterment of the Galaxy.
 
 
Asoka also mentions interest rates, implying there is some sort of Galatic Treasury which is regulated through the Senate and oversees and executes monetary legislation.
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
In the [[2016]] reference book ''[[Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy]]'' the in-universe author expresses shame over the pro-imperial propaganda poster ''[[Imperius Unitada ober Totallex]]'' for its "unflinching fascist image."<ref name="Propaganda" />
 
In the [[2016]] reference book ''[[Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy]]'' the in-universe author expresses shame over the pro-imperial propaganda poster ''[[Imperius Unitada ober Totallex]]'' for its "unflinching fascist image."<ref name="Propaganda" />
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"And don't forget she's a politician. They're not to be trusted."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi, about Padmé Amidala[src]

Politics were the activities associated with the policies of a government. Those involved in such activities were referred to as politicians. Across the galaxy, there existed many different forms of government.

Forms of government

Republic

"We need a system where the politicians sit down and discuss the problems, agree what's in the best interests of all the people, and then do it."
"That is exactly what we do. The trouble is that people don't always agree."
―Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala[src]
Palpatine on balcony

Elected representatives of the Galactic Republic

In a republic, people are governed by elected representatives and an elected leader rather than by a monarch.[1] With its body of elected senators, the Galactic Republic was a galaxy-spanning democracy.[2] However, that system was not without its drawbacks. As admitted by Padmé Amidala, a Republic senator, elected representatives were often too stubborn to reach consensus, and some were known to even take bribes.[3][4] Additionally, many of those representatives were tempted to forget common interest and looked out only for themselves and their home systems.[5] The Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi thought that most senators were only focused on pleasing those who sponsored their campaigns, which prompted them to forget the ideals of democracy.[3]

Monarchy

"And as your King, I pledge my loyalty to all people of Mon Cala."
―King Lee-Char of Mon Cala[src]

In a monarchy, a single individual—known as king or queen depending on gender—would rule his or her people by birthright, grounding their legitimacy in lineage. The Elder Houses were comprised of ancient galactic royalty.[6]

Sometimes, however, the legitimacy of a lineage was contested. During the Clone Wars, Prince Lee-Char of Mon Cala was preordained to succeed his father Yos Kolina, but the Quarren inhabitants of the planet wanted to place one of their own on the throne, which prompted them to wage war with the crown heir.[7] Other planets ruled by monarchies included Aleen,[8] Toydaria,[9] and Onderon.[10] Some monarchs, such as those of Naboo, were elected to the throne.[3]

By the time of the New Republic, few people still took hereditary nobility seriously, including nobles themselves. Due to this, the noble titles of many planets became largely ceremonial.[6]

Empire

An empire was an intergalactic system of geopolitical organization in which various territories and aggregates were collectively constituted underneath a common, centralized executive authority. Oftentimes, these territories would fall under the direct rule of a singular galactic government's jurisdiction, as was the case with the Galactic Empire and the way in which it was administrated[11]. In other cases, empires were more nuanced, instead manifesting as hegemonies; here, the various aggregates would be devolved, with territories retaining their own official sovereignty, though many were often vassal states of the most powerful government in the dominion. A good example of this was the isolationist Chiss Ascendancy, a political designation that saw its planets controlled by the ruling houses of the Aristocra.[12]

Traditionally, many empires fell under the rule of a single leader, who was typically called an emperor or an empress, depending on the gender.[13]

Dictatorship

"That sounds an awful lot like a dictatorship to me."
"Well, if it works…"
―Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker[src]
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The policies of Palpatine's Galactic Empire were exercised through force and oppression.

A dictatorship was a form of government in which central authority is vested in the hands of a single individual, who often held vast executive power. The authority of that individual, called a dictator, is often enforced through various oppressive mechanisms, such as repression of the press, detention of political activists and the use of omnipresent security measures to monitor public opinion, often with hopes of manipulating it in favor of the regime. A form of dictatorship was called fascism.[14]

At the time of the Clone Wars, the planet Quarzite was ruled over by a Belugan dictator, Lord Otua Blank.[15] When Sheev Palpatine, then Supreme Chancellor of the Republic, announced the establishment of the First Galactic Empire, the galactic government shifted from a democracy to a dictatorship,[16] more specifically, a fascist regime.[14]

Rule by military officers was called stratocracy.[17]

Other forms

"I wasn't the youngest queen ever elected, but now that I think back on it, I'm not sure I was old enough."
―Padmé Amidala, to Anakin Skywalker[src]

There also existed hybrid forms of government. On the planet of Naboo, the head of state was referred to as a king or queen despite being elected by his or her people.[18] He or she was assisted by a body of ministers called the Naboo Royal Advisory Council.[19] Additionally, that elected sovereign could only serve two terms in accordance with the Naboo constitution, a type of constitutional monarchy.[3]

Behind the scenes

In the 2016 reference book Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy the in-universe author expresses shame over the pro-imperial propaganda poster Imperius Unitada ober Totallex for its "unflinching fascist image."[14]

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