Star Wars Factions


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Jack Savalas, Staff Writer

Star Wars itself is already very fun and interesting, but something that makes it even better is the factions. Every faction in Star Wars means a different thing and every faction fights for a different purpose. Some questions people want to know about factions are: How many Star Wars factions are there? What do the different factions fight for? What factions are most powerful?

In total there are 9 Star Wars factions: Galactic Republic, Separatist Alliance, Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, New Republic, Imperial Remnant, First Order, Resistance, and the Final Order. All these factions fight for different purposes, starting at the Galactic Republic which was the time of the clones and the droids during episodes one to three. The clones fought for the protection of the Jedi council and the senate protecting Emperor Palpatine and the droids fought for The Confederacy of Independent Systems and for independence against the Republic’s clone army and the Jedi knights. Next, the Galactic Empire against the Rebel Alliance, the Galactic Empire fought for Lord Sidious and for him to rule and the Rebel Alliance fought for the freedom of the galaxy and to help the remaining Jedi after order 66.

Then, the New Republic against the Imperial Remnant, these armies fought in the times during the middle of the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire and they fought for the same reasons the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire fought for. Finally, the First Order and the Final Order against the Resistance, the Resistance came from the Rebel Alliance and the times they were fighting so they are still fighting for freedom of the galaxy and the Galactic Empire, the First Order, and the Final Order came from the Galactic Empire fighting for the rule of Lord Sidious. First, the First Order was fighting the Resistance then because Lord Sidious returned from the dead on Exegol, he brought back the dead stormtroopers and the dead army that was fighting against the Rebels and called his army of the dead mixed with the First Order the Final Order but in the end, The Resistance won freedom against the dark side.

The most powerful factions are the Rebel Alliance, the Galactic Empire, the First Order, and The Resistance. These are the most powerful factions because later in the future of Star Wars, the factions upgraded their weapons, starships, and weapons of destruction. Proof of more powerful upgrades is the Death Star, the Starkiller Base, and The Rebel Star Destroyer gun on Hoth. The Galactic Republic and the Separatists Alliance aren’t as powerful because their weapons are a lower grade than the future weapons and they did not have planet killers like the Galactic Empire and First Order have.