Galaxy on the Brink
The Republic, led by a Supreme Chancellor and Galactic Senate, had a supposedly democratic government that was able to sustain itself for over twenty-five thousand years. It is said that its complete history would “fill a thousand libraries”.
In its latest years, it was a benevolent—though ineffectual—government tied up in layers of bureaucracy.
The Republic was defended by the Jedi Order, who had devoted themselves to its protection.