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The Sith Wars of the 3600s BBY[1] was a galaxy-wide struggle between the Galactic Republic and the reconstituted Sith Empire, which had vowed revenge against the Republic after the Sith defeat in the Great Hyperspace War of 5000 BBY.[3] Sith resurgence in later millennia resulted in the Old Sith Wars, which likewise ended in a Republic victory in 3950 BBY.[5] Under Sith Emperor Vitiate, the Empire launched the Great Galactic War on the Republic in 3681 BBY, and while the two factions negotiated a ceasefire with the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant in 3653 BBY, a Cold War persisted until around 3640 BBY.[3]

The Republic and the Empire returned to battle with the outbreak of the Galactic War,[3] and while Vitiate abandoned his empire to oversee the Eternal Empire conquest of the galaxy,[6] the Eternal Alliance defeated the Eternal Empire,[7] allowing the Republic and the Empire to continue their struggle with a third Galactic War.[4] In that war, Darth Malgus came into conflict with Emperor Darth Vowrawn and the Dark Council, as well as the Alliance Commander, who had sided with the Republic.[8]

After the Sith Wars of the 3600s, continuing militarism in the Axis reinvigorated old tensions in the region, instigating the Seventeenth Alsakan Conflict.[1]

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Behind the scenes[]

The Sith Wars were first mentioned, albeit indirectly, in the 2004 Obsidian Entertainment video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords.[2] The struggle first appeared in the 2009 webcomic The Old Republic, Threat of Peace Act 1: Treaty of Coruscant,[9] and was first identified in the 2012 reference book The Essential Guide to Warfare, written by Jason Fry and Paul R. Urquhart.[1]


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