The government of the Star Wars universe has had many ups and downs. It started out as a bunch of systems all governing themselves. War broke out frequently between the isolated systems. Then, the universe was united as a Republic about 100 years before Yoda was born. Hard to imagine, right? Something going on that our little green friend doesn't know about.
The Republic lasted for around 1,000 years. During that time, it had a Golden Age. But, as usually happens, after the Golden Age, countries start to deteriorate. The same happened to the Republic. It started out small, with little pockets of war here and there among the different systems. But, as Sio Bibble so aptly put it in The Phantom Menace, "There hasn't been a full-scale war since the formation of the Republic."
The arrival of the Clone Wars was the last straw. Unbeknownst to all the citizens of the Republic, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, aka Darth Sidious, was orchestrating both sides. When he finally had the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker, under his command, murdering the promising Jedi Knight, and rebirthing him as Darth Vader, he declared himself Emperor, and formally ended the war.
Thus entered the Empire. It was a dark time for all the citizens. After about 18-19 years, a group of freedom fighters, led by Luke Skywalker........I'm getting ahead of myself. The Alliance grew stronger, and eventually overthrew Palpatine's dark reign.
Now a legitimate government, the New Republic began to rule. As of now, they remain in power.
Notice the resemblance to the early Roman government. As one of the guys in my history class put it, "It's just like Star Wars. That's how I can relate."
People, our government is turning out to be like this. Our social standards, everything is going downhilll, and going fast. Do we want our country to end just like the Star Wars Universe and Rome? Let's get out there, and save this place!
Post number 50, y'all!