- MagnaGuard Fighter,
- General Grievous’ TSMEU-6 Wheel Bike,
- Zygerrian Slave Ship,
- Umbaran Starfighter,
- Umbaran Hover Tank,
- Umbaran Crawler Tank,
- Trident Drill Assault Craft,
- Trade Federation Landing Ship,
- Trade Federation Battleship,
- Soulless One,
- Separatist Supply Ship,
- Separatist Dreadnought,
- Neimoidian Escort Shuttle,
- Solar Sailer,
- General Grievous' Speeder,
- Droid Gunship,
- DDT tank,
- AAT Battle Tank,
FALL OF THE REPUBLIC
By its final years the Republic had grown huge and corrupt, with outlying systems receiving few benefits despite paying heavy taxes. Thousands of systems decided to leave the Republic, rallied by Count Dooku. But what appeared to be a political crisis was actually something worse: On Geonosis, Dooku met with the head of powerful galactic trade groups, which pledged their armies and credits to his cause. War was coming.
The Clone Wars engulfed the galaxy, with the cyborg warlord General Grievous leading droid armies against Republic worlds. The Republic counterattacked with armies of clone troopers commanded by Jedi, who’d abandoned their traditional role as peacekeepers to lead troops in war.
No one suspected the war was a sham – the Republic’s Supreme Chancellor Palpatine was also Darth Sidious, the Sith Lord to whom Dooku answered. As the war ground on, Palpatine amassed more and more power, the Republic’s military-industrial complex ballooned, and the Jedi found their ranks thinned. The Separatist defeat at the end of the war was preordained. The Alliance’s leaders were executed on Mustafar, and the trade groups that had supported the cause became part of the new Empire.
Count Dooku was a menacing Sith Lord and central figure in the Clone Wars. Once a Jedi -- trained by Yoda -- he became disillusioned with the Jedi Order and thirsted for greater power. Dooku voluntarily left the light side behind and became Darth Sidious’ dark side disciple, taking the secret name Darth Tyranus and leading the Separatist army. Dooku advanced Sidious’s secret plot to take over the galaxy, but forgot that betrayal is the nature of the Sith.
Scheming, powerful, and evil to the core, Darth Sidious restored the Sith and destroyed the Jedi Order. Living a double life, Sidious was in fact Palpatine, a Naboo Senator and phantom menace. He slowly manipulated the political system of the Galactic Republic until he was named Supreme Chancellor -- and eventually Emperor -- ruling the galaxy through fear and tyranny.
One of the wealthiest corporate organizations in the galaxy, the Trade Federation controlled most of the interstellar shipping passing through the Rim territories. The Trade Federation was headed by Viceroy Nute Gunray, and even had its own representative in the Republic Senate to lobby for even greater power. On the orders of Darth Sidious, the Trade Federation sent its battle droids to invade Naboo to create a government crisis. During the Clone Wars, the Trade Federation secretly signed on as a member of Count Dooku's Separatist organization, though representatives in the Senate tried to deny this.
A powerful galactic guild comprised of technology firms, the Techno Union was led by its lead engineer, Wat Tambor, during the final years of the Republic. The group helped create the battle-droid armies used by the Separatists, and Tambor pledged its loyalty to Count Dooku during the Separatist Crisis. Despite its Separatist ties, the Techno Union was represented in the Republic Senate, with Gume Saam speaking on its behalf. Tambor died on Mustafar at the end of the Clone Wars.
The Corporate Alliance was one of the galaxy’s powerful trade guilds, led in the final years of the Republic by the Koorivar Passel Argente. The group pledged its forces – including warships and deadly tank droids – to Count Dooku’s Separatist Alliance. Argente died at the conclusion of the Clone Wars.
The InterGalactic Banking Clan was one of the galaxy’s most important commerce guilds. The Banking Clan secretly allied itself with Count Dooku’s Separatist movement, which it bankrolled during the Clone Wars while continuing to do business with the Republic. Revelations of corruption led to the arrest of the Banking Clan’s ruling Core Five and the appointment of Rush Clovis as the Banking Clan’s new leader. But Clovis was ensnared by a Sith plot, which led to the group’s takeover by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.