Rebel Alliance



The Alliance to Restore the Republic, also known as the Alliance to Restore Freedom to the Galaxy, the Rebel Alliance and, informally, as the Rebellion, was a loose alliance of planetary, system, and sector-level insurrectionist factions. Members of the Rebellion were known as "Rebels," "Rebs," or "Rebel Scum" by stormtroopers and other Imperials. They were generally united in common cause, against a common enemy in the form of the Galactic Empire. In order to achieve their primary goal in restoring the former Galactic Republic, the Alliance aimed to remove Emperor Palpatine from power, and his hegemonic New Order from the galaxy.


The origins of the overall anti-Imperial movement dated back to 19 BBY, shortly

before the Old Republic's transformation into the Empire. Some of the Alliance's

core founders, such as senators Bail Prestor Organa and Mon Mothma of the

Loyalist Committee, joined the Delegation of 2000 in its opposition against the

authoritarian leadership of then-Chancellor Palpatine. In 18 BBY, barely a year

into the Empire's existence, military resistance had already been formed in

opposition to the new regime; one of which was a group of insurgents known as

The Eleven, joined by the fugitive Jedi Ferus Olin. By 2 BBY, several resistance

groups were unified into a single rebellion, thus creating the Rebel Alliance.

Ironically, the Rebel Alliance's formation was secretly instigated by the Order

of the Sith Lords. In what was supposed to be a plot for drawing the Emperor's

enemies out from hiding, the Sith Lord Darth Vader ordered his secret

apprentice, Starkiller, to organize various rebels and dissidents into a large

resistance movement. After Starkiller was betrayed by his Master, however, the

former apprentice sacrificed himself to ensure the survival of the Rebel



Hence, the Galactic Civil War erupted with the fledgling Alliance challenging

the Empire for control of the galaxy. Though vastly outnumbered in manpower,

starships, weapons and various other resources, the Rebels themselves possessed

a strong will to fight. By and large, the Alliance was composed of well-trained

soldiers and brilliant commanders, some of whom dedicated their lives to the

Rebellion after defecting from the Empire due to the atrocities that were

committed by the Imperial regime. After securing early victories against the

Empire on Kamino and Toprawa, the Rebels achieved one of their most significant

triumphs at the Battle of Yavin, in which the Imperial Battlestation—codenamed

Death Star—was destroyed by a Rebel pilot named Luke Skywalker. In 4 ABY,

roughly four years after the destruction of the first Death Star, Emperor

Palpatine and Darth Vader both perished during the Battle of Endor. In the wake

of their victory at Endor, the Rebel Alliance reorganized itself into a more

formal state that was originally known as the Alliance of Free Planets before

its reorganization into the New Republic. Ultimately, the New Republic was later

remade into the Galactic Alliance, a democratic union that united much of the

galaxy under a republican form of government, just as the Old Republic had done

in its time.



"Vote for Palpatine. Vote for the Empire. Make Mon Mothma vote for him too. Be

  good little Senators. Mind your manners and keep your heads down. And keep

  doing all those things we can't talk about. All those things I can't know.

  Promise me, Bail." ―Padmé Amidala, to Bail Organa, during the Declaration of a

  New Order[src]A group of Republic loyalists discuss their options for opposing

Palpatine's policies.

The Rebellion against the Galactic Empire first began as a peaceful movement by

a political minority, known as the Delegation of 2000, within the Galactic

Senate.[22] Certain senators, such as Padmé Amidala of Naboo,[23] Bail Organa of

Alderaan[24] and Mon Mothma of Chandrila[3] grew increasingly concerned over the

constitutional amendments that weakened the legislature and empowered the

executive branch with near dictatorial authority.[22] Although a majority of the

Senate supported such alterations to the government's overall structure because

of the Separatist Crisis and subsequent Clone Wars, both of which threatened to

divide the galaxy in half between the Galactic Republic and the Separatist

insurrection,[25] the members of the Delegation of 2000 felt that the amendments

were too radical, unconstitutional, and generally detrimental to the future of

the Republic. Despite the fact that the Separatists were on the verge of defeat

in 19 BBY, the final year of the Clone Wars, most senators continued to invest

even greater authority within Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. Fearing that the

Republic would inevitably drift into an authoritarian regime, the Delegation of

2000 formally presented their concerns to the Chancellor with the request for

the relinquishing of his emergency powers.[22]


Unknown to the Delegation of 2000, however,[22] Chancellor Palpatine was

secretly a Sith Lord named Darth Sidious. For a thousand years, the Order of the

Sith Lords waited and plotted for the time when they would reassert their

dominance over the galaxy, specifically by overthrowing the Galactic Republic

and the Jedi Order. As Palpatine, Sidious spent decades infiltrating the

political hierarchy of the Republic. His election as chancellor, the creation of

the Kamino clone army, the escalation of the Separatist movement and the

outbreak of the Clone Wars were all factors in a Sith's plot to seize control of

the galaxy.[26]


Three years of galactic warfare strengthened Chancellor Palpatine's position as

a public figure. Public support for his leadership in the Clone Wars remained

strong throughout the conflict; he was immensely popular with the Republic

citizenry and the Senate majority remained firmly committed to its leader in

regard to his policy-making decisions. Yet the systematic suppression of

thousands of years of Republic traditions and democratic ideals convinced

Amidala, Organa, and a group of like-minded senators that the Republic was in

danger of losing its core principles for the sake of security. The passing of

the Sector Governance Decree all but made the Senate obsolete; entire sectors

would be controlled by a cabal of military governors—otherwise known as

Moffs—hand-picked by Chancellor Palpatine.[22]


Thus, the Delegation responded with a petition of two thousand signatures from

members of the Senate who objected against the Moffs' virtual usurpation of the

Senate's responsibilities. They also hoped that their collective opposition

would force Chancellor Palpatine to restore the Republic back to its pre-war

state. The Delegation's cause to prevent further amendments to the Constitution

was ultimately lost when Palpatine issued Order 66, a a contingency directive

that caused the Republic clone soldiers to betray and murder their Jedi

officers.[22] Palpatine then called for a special session of congress, in which

he presented a fabricated recollection of Jedi assassination attempt on his

life. The invention of a "Jedi rebellion" presented Palpatine with the

justification for his ultimate modification to the Republic; he declared himself

Emperor of the first Galactic Empire.[4] Amidala and Organa, two of the leading

members in the Delegation of 2000,[22] watched in abject shock as their

colleagues cheered the end of democracy with thunderous applause.[4]


One of the earliest orders of business for the Emperor's new regime was the

targeting of the Delegation of 2000. Charged with sedition and high treason,

many who had signed the petition in opposition to Palpatine's policies were

imprisoned, executed or forced into exile. After the Empire conquered and razed

the Wookiee home planet of Kashyyyk, many more members of the Delegation

withdrew their support out of fear for their lives. However, Organa and Mothma

were both able to avoid persecution for a time.[27] Prior to Amidala's death,

the Naboo senator advised her political allies to oppose the Emperor in secret

while feigning obedience at the same time.[22]


Armed resistanceEdit

Emperor Palpatine's strategy for the enforcement of the New Order was based on

brutal tactics, such as the implementation of the fear of military force in

order to discourage ideas of insurrection. The rise of the Galactic Empire was

not supported by all member worlds. One of the first planets that attempted to

resist Imperialization was the Emperor's own homeworld of Naboo, ruled by Queen

Apailana at the time.[28] Under Apailana's leadership, the Naboo continued to

celebrate the memory of the Republic, rather acknowledging the Empire's rule

over the galaxy.[29] The Queen also began considering military options that

involved the sheltering of Jedi fugitives. Such actions were discovered and

interpreted as signs of rebellion by Imperial Intelligence, and thus the Empire

retaliated with the deployment of armed forces to Naboo. The 501st Legion, an

elite division of clone stormtroopers under the command of the Sith Lord Darth

Vader, assaulted the capital city of Theed in 18 BBY. Although the Queen's

security detail was augmented by the Jedi, they were ultimately unable to repel

the 501st. The city fell to the Imperials, its garrison was destroyed, and

Apailana was assassinated during the battle. In the following years, the Empire

repeatedly overthrew disloyal governments through force, often relying on

Vader's 501st Legion for enforcing the Emperor's rule where ever it was



In the same year, a group of disillusioned civilians publicly protested against

the Empire's despotic policies, including its high taxation of Ghorman. They

staged their protest on the landing platform where Moff Wilhuff Tarkin's ship

was set to arrive. Their attempt to block Tarkin's arrival did not succeed; in

what became known as the Ghorman Massacre, the Governor simply landed his vessel

on the platform, killing hundreds of activists in the process. This event was

interpreted as a tragedy by outraged sympathizers who also disagreed with the

direction of the Empire. Jan Dodonna and other career officers whose service

records dated back to the Republic either resigned or retired from Imperial

service. The incident also convinced Bail Organa that the Empire was a

malevolent government. Yet with so many disorganized and uncoordinated rebel

cells, Organa remained convinced that the time was not right for open

rebellion.[5] He continued to meet in secret with his closest political allies,

senators Mon Mothma and Garm Bel Iblis of Corellia in the Cantham House on

Coruscant in order to discuss options for creating their own rebellion against

Palpatine. Mothma, however, was forced to flee into exile after being labeled a

traitor to the Empire due to her outspoken criticism of the New Order.[30]

Iblis's failure to hide his own discontent with the Empire also drove him

underground in order to escape persecution.[16]

The Imperial 501st puts down the clone rebellion on Kamino.

Further incidents of armed resistance against Imperial rule involved remnants of

the fallen Separatist movement. Gizor Dellso, a Geonosian war criminal who

survived the Clone Wars, fled into hiding on Mustafar. Utilizing an abandoned

droid factory, Dellso constructed his own private army of battle droids for the

sole purpose of reviving the Separatist cause. Before his plot could be carried

out, the 501st Legion attacked Mustafar and destroyed his army; Dellso died

during the fighting shortly before his factory was destroyed by Imperial Star

Destroyers via orbital bombardment.[28]


Another insurrectionist plot against the Galactic Empire was later discovered on

Kamino, the world that was responsible for the creation of the Republic clone

army. A rogue group of Kaminoan cloners resented the Empire's control of their

homeworld. Throughout the first decade of the Empire, they secretly engineered

and trained an army of rebel clone troopers, all of whom were programmed with

absolute loyalty to Kamino.[31] After Darth Vader uncovered the scheme, he

dispatched the 501st—under the leadership of the bounty hunter Boba Fett—to the

planet. The subsequent battle resulted in the destruction of the rogue clones

and their creators, as well as the fall of Tipoca City and all of Kamino. The

incident was classified and kept hidden from public records, but Palpatine

decided that an army of clones from one genetic template was too susceptible to

corruption. Hence, both the Imperial Army and Stormtrooper Corps were heavily

diversified with the introduction of new clone soldiers who were based on a

variety of different templates.[28] The Empire later redirected the clone

program to pursue other projects, and thus the military was compensated with an

increase in the recruitment of birth-born Humans as enlisted troopers.[32]


Darth Vader's secret apprenticeEdit

Years before the formation of the Rebel Alliance, Darth Vader discovered a young

Human child named Galen Marek during an attack on Kashyyyk.[33] Marek's father

and mother, Kento and Mallie Marek, were both trained members of the Jedi

Order.[17] Thus, he possessed an incredibly powerful connection to the Force.

Realizing the boy's potential was too great to discard, Vader abducted Marek and

indoctrinated him into the ways of the Sith as a secret apprentice. As time

passed, Marek developed into a highly efficient Sith assassin, known only to a

select few by the codename Starkiller;[16] his past and former identity were

ultimately forgotten as he had been too young to remember what his life was like

before falling under Vader's relentless tutelage.[33] As his training neared

completion, Starkiller was all but a true Sith. Under the Rule of Two, however,

only two Sith Lords were allowed to exist.[34] Starkiller's Master still

answered to another Master, the Galactic Emperor. Ultimately, Vader assured

Starkiller that they would eventually unite their powers to overthrow Palpatine

in order to rule the galaxy as master and apprentice.[2]


In 2 BBY,[20] Darth Vader commanded Starkiller to search the galaxy for various

rebels and dissidents who opposed the Galactic Empire. He was then required to

unite them into a single rebellion that would plunge the Empire into a state of

civil war. Vader reasoned that an insurrection created the best opportunity to

assassinate the Emperor, especially because his attention would be focused

primarily on destroying the rebels. Hence, the apprentice embarked on his

mission in earnest, and eventually brought Jedi Master Rahm Kota and Bail Organa

into the fold after earning their trust. Through Organa, Starkiller also made

contact with the fugitives Mon Mothma and Garm Bel Iblis. Organa's adopted

daughter, Princess Leia Organa also pledged her support to the nascent rebellion

while still serving as her father's successor in the Imperial Senate.


Birth of the RebellionEdit

Starkiller's fellow subversives were initially resistant to the notion of open

rebellion. They felt that the galaxy had to be shown one way or another that the

Empire was vulnerable. In accordance with Darth Vader's counsel, Starkiller

destroyed an Imperial shipyard that orbited Raxus Prime. As a single Star

Destroyer moved to intercept him, the apprentice used the Force to rip the

massive vessel from the sky, causing it to crash on the surface below. The

symbolic victory had the desired effect as Vader predicted. Starkiller and the

senators rendezvoused on Corellia where they ceremoniously proclaimed the birth

of the Rebellion, as well as their intentions to restore liberty to the



However, Starkiller had been betrayed by the Dark Lord of the Sith. The true

purpose of his mission was to gather the Emperor's enemies in a single location

so that Imperial troops could arrest them all at once. Darth Vader revealed the

truth to his shocked apprentice: he never intended to overthrow the Emperor with

Starkiller at his side. After leaving his former assassin for dead, Vader

transported the Rebel leaders to the incomplete Death Star where Emperor

Palpatine awaited their arrival.[2] Yet Starkiller survived and ultimately

renounced his Sith persona, thus resuming the use of his birth name "Galen

Marek," recovered from repressed memories of his past.[33]


Marek infiltrated the battlestation and single-handedly slew countless Imperial

soldiers before defeating his former Master in a lightsaber duel. With Darth

Vader severely damaged and at the apprentice's mercy, Emperor Palpatine urged

Marek to assume the mantle of a true Sith Lord by killing Vader in cold blood.

Though briefly tempted to pursue his lifelong goal once more, Marek chose to

rescue the Rebel leaders by attacking the Emperor. The Rebels escaped with their

lives, but Marek was forced to sacrifice his own in order to provide them with

enough time to flee the Death Star in the Rogue Shadow.[2]


In the aftermath of Galen Marek's demise, the Rebel leaders reconvened on

Kashyyyk where they held a meeting in their fallen leader's childhood home. The

Alliance to Restore the Republic was officially realized. At Leia Organa's

behest, the Rebels chose to honor the secret apprentice's memory by basing their

organization's emblem on the Marek family crest, effectively turning it into a

symbol of hope that many beings rallied around during the subsequent Galactic

Civil War.[2]


New allies and weaponsEdit

The most notable equipment contributions included the defection of some Incom

Corporation staff and all relevant material involved in the development of an

advanced starfighter, the T-65 X-wing, which was acquired at the Battle of

Fresia. With this advanced fighter, Rebel pilots had a clear advantage over the

more numerous yet unshielded TIE fighters. With the help of Gial Ackbar, who had

recently been freed by Rebel forces from slavery under the Empire, Mon Mothma

then secured an alliance with the Mon Calamari, who openly joined the Rebel

Alliance and used their renowned skill in ship construction to supply badly

needed capital ships that could take on the Imperial Navy. Their considerable

fleet of Mon Calamari Star Cruisers gave the newly formed Alliance substantial

firepower. Part of the Alliance's strategy was the doctrine of space denial.

That is, the Alliance would attack Imperial shipping in hit and run raids; both

to disrupt Imperial supplies and operations, and to confiscate desperately

needed materials. In these situations, their fighters had hyperdrive capability

along prearranged routes which would allow this kind of harassment and escape

before the Empire could react.


Destruction of AlderaanEdit

Because several key Alliance figures were held prisoner on it after the signing

of the Corellian Treaty, the Alliance learned of the construction of the Death

Star, an enormous terror weapon capable of destroying an entire planet, intended

to secure the Empire's power. An operation headed by Princess Leia was

successful in retrieving the schematics of the station, but Darth Vader

discovered the act and captured Leia. In an effort to get the young princess to

divulge the location of the secret Rebel base, Grand Moff Tarkin threatened to

destroy her home planet of Alderaan. Yet, even after Leia gave him the location

of an abandoned Rebel base, Tarkin ordered the Death Star to fire its primary

weapon—a planet-destroying superlaser. Leia watched as billions of her fellow

Alderaanians were murdered by the vicious superweapon, including Bail Organa.

The Alliance would use this act as a propaganda tool to recruit more people into

its ranks.


A New HopeEdit


The Force was with the Alliance. Luke Skywalker, a young man from Tatooine, came

under the tutelage of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, after stormtroopers destroyed

his farm and killed his uncle and aunt. The aged Jedi had been watching Luke for

a long time. Knowing his family history and importance to defeating the Emperor,

Obi-Wan began training the boy as a Jedi. The duo, along with the droids C-3PO

and R2-D2, secured passage on a freighter, Millennium Falcon. With the help of

smuggler Han Solo and his Wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca, the group managed to free

the Princess and deliver the plans to the Alliance. As a result, the Alliance

succeeded in attacking and destroying the battle station, and also, in Luke,

they gained their only loyal member with training in the use of the Force and

the skills of the practically purged Jedi Knights.[9]


Galactic Civil WarEdit

 Rebel Pilots before the attack on the First Death Star.

"In the past, we'd secretly enjoyed putting down a local insurrection or two,

  they kept the troops sharp and the Empire feared; but these Rebels were

  different. They were organized, they were growing, and they were everywhere."

   ―Journal of the 501st[src]

As a result of the Battle of Yavin, the Rebel Alliance gained credibility as a

legitimate military opponent to the Empire. Between the effects of the battle

and the dissolution of the Imperial Senate, thousands of star systems openly

joined the Alliance in the months following the Death Star's destruction.[35] As

a result, the Empire began occupying worlds it had allowed to remain untouched

earlier, both actions resulting in an escalation of the war.


The Alliance could afford to waste no time following its major victory at Yavin.

Following numerous raids on their Yavin 4 base, the Alliance relocated

temporarily to a base on Thila while setting up a more permanent establishment

on the ice planet Hoth. There were some setbacks, namely Garm Bel Iblis leaving

the Alliance following a major disagreement with Mon Mothma to create his own

rebellion. This was a blow to the Alliance, though it was offset by the joining

of Borsk Fey'lya and his sizable faction of Bothans. Mon Mothma took steps to

create a true navy for the Alliance, raising the Mon Calamari Ackbar to the rank

of Admiral and appointing him to be Supreme Commander of the Rebel Fleet. Under

Ackbar's leadership the fleet grew in size and ability. Along with the

headquarters of the Rebel Alliance, Ackbar's fleet was the most important asset

of the Rebellion. During this time Luke, Han, Leia, and their companions proved

to be the most valuable Alliance members, performing countless crucial missions.


The ensuing battles around the galaxy were a number of engagements between

either side. Many were Rebel soldiers fighting to sabotage Imperial weapons or

destroy Imperial facilities. A large number of people were inspired by the

defeats of the Empire to join the Rebellion. However the might and oppressive

nature of the Empire inspired others to join the Imperial Military.


Loss of HothEdit

The Alliance suffered a setback when Echo Base, Alliance High Command's main

base of operations on the planet Hoth, was discovered by an Imperial Probe droid

and overrun by Darth Vader's forces. In the ensuing battle to escape, the Rebels

used their large ground-based Ion Cannon weapon to disable several of the Star

Destroyers in orbit, effectively punching temporary holes in the Imperial

blockade long enough for Rebel Gallofree transports and other craft to escape

the planet. The Alliance was forced to scatter, and remain mobile until the end

of the war for fear of losing another main base. Therefore the High Command was

transferred to the Rebel Fleet, using Ackbar's flagship Home One as their mobile

base of operations. This was a dark time for the Alliance with the loss of men

and equipment on Hoth as well as being forced into hiding from the Empire. Also

Rebel hero Han Solo was captured while in Lando Calrissian's hospitality on

Cloud City, subsequently frozen in carbonite, and sent to Jabba the Hutt on

Tatooine by the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Furthermore, the secret shipyards in

the Vergesso Asteroids were destroyed by Darth Vader's fleet.[36]


Crucial Victory at EndorEdit

 The new Death Star served as the backdrop for the Battle of Endor.

News that a new and more powerful Imperial space station, Death Star II, was

nearing completion, forced the Alliance to take its greatest risk. The entire

Rebel Fleet was amassed near Sullust, in order to launch an attack on the

installation before it could become operational. Most important to the decision

to initiate this attack was the knowledge that the Emperor himself was

overseeing the final stages of construction on board the Death Star. However, in

secret, the Empire had organized its forces there so that when the Rebel fleet

was lured in, it would be destroyed. The plan backfired, and the subsequent

Battle of Endor was a massive victory for the Alliance. Palpatine was dead; his

Death Star destroyed, along with many Imperial warships. Darth Vader, who was

redeemed by Luke Skywalker, his son, became Anakin Skywalker once again and

sacrificed himself to kill Palpatine, saving Luke in the process.[37]


Reorganization into New RepublicEdit


"We are no longer the Rebel Alliance. United, we are quite literally, an

  Alliance of Free Planets. And so shall we remain until the Republic can be

  restored." ―Mon Mothma[src]

About one week after the death of the Emperor at Endor, Mon Mothma declared the

Rebellion (which became the Alliance of Free Planets) to be at an end, one month

after that, she declared the New Republic to be established as the successor

state. The Alliance to Restore the Republic had succeeded—a new Republic was to

be born, though in many people's eyes the movement only gained real legitimacy

with the capture of Coruscanttwice by Rogue Squadron and New Republic forces in

6.5 ABY.






Command hierarchy and administrationEdit


There were two main organizations that composed the main structure of the

Alliance. These were the civil government and the military.


Civil governmentEdit


"The Alliance was structured to wage war, not rule in peace. It was a benign

  dictatorship empowered to lead a Rebellion, not govern a galaxy." ―Voren


The Alliance civil government was responsible for handling the numerous jobs of

any planetary civil government—including protecting the Alliance peoples,

revenue gathering, maintenance of vital services, foreign relations and defense.

Many of these functions were left to each member world or government of the

Alliance, such as Mon Calamari or the Atrivis sector. The civil government of

the Alliance was broken down as follows:


The Chief of StateEdit


The Chief of State was the head of the Alliance. Essentially an elected

dictatorship, the Chief of State had virtually unlimited power over the

Alliance. Elections were held every two years, though in practice this was only

a formality as Mon Mothma had unanimous support amongst the Alliance members.

According to the Corellian Treaty, the position of Chief of State "will be

abolished when the Emperor is deposed, killed, or resigns his position of

power." When this happened, it was the duty of the Advisory Council to assume

executive control of the Alliance and convene a Constitutional Convention to

form a new Galactic Republic.


The Advisory CouncilEdit


The Advisory Council was composed of representatives of seven Alliance

governments who had given the most lives in battle to defeating the Empire. This

council was the primary advisory body to the Chief of State, responsible for

approving or disapproving the proposals of the Chief of State. Furthermore, the

Advisory Council had the right to dismiss a Chief of State with a two-thirds

majority vote, providing a check to the powers of the Chief. During most of the

history of the Alliance, worlds like Alderaan, Dac, and Sullust were members of

the Advisory Council, due to their extreme devotion and high losses of life

suffered in Alliance service.


The Alliance CabinetEdit


The Rebel Alliance Cabinet was the device from which the Chief of State could

maintain and run the Alliance. Each member was selected by Mon Mothma for their

devotion, intelligence, and ability to get things done. The Cabinet was composed

of the following ministries:

Minister of Finance—responsible for overseeing Alliance funds.

  Minister of Education—maintained Alliance Intelligence and oversees


  Minister of State—handled relations with other non-member governments.

  Minister of Industry—controlled all Alliance factories and production.

  Minister of Supply—maintained supply chain for Alliance military forces.

  Minister of War—advised Chief of State on directing Alliance military forces.


The Allied CommandsEdit


The Alliance Allied Commands were the individual governments of worlds,

organizations, and groups that were members of the Alliance. Each Allied Command

varied slightly depending on how each member world was organized, though in

practice Allied Commands mimicked the structure of the Alliance government.

Allied Commands ranged from member worlds like Mon Calamari or Alderaan to whole

sectors like Atrivis or Churnis.


Alliance militaryEdit

 A Bothan Rebel High General.

  Main article: Alliance Military


"Everyone in the Rebellion is here for a reason. Everyone was affected by the

  Empire in one way or another. Everyone has a story to tell. Most of them are

  tragic." ―Wedge Antilles[src]

The Alliance military was charged with defeating the forces of the Galactic

Empire and bringing down the Emperor’s reign of terror, a task to which all

Rebel military personnel pledged themselves. Some were defectors from the