Galaxy on the Brink
The Kanz Disorders started 289 years ago (10 BMW). It started when the Argazdans adopted a fundamental form of Vianism. Their puritanical views lead them to break from the Republic during the Mandalorian Wars. They wiped out their ancient enemies, the Ereesi, then moved on to Amaltanna and Lorrd. Since the Lorrdians supported the Amaltannan resistance forces, the Argazdans enslaved them.
The Republic attempted to reclaim the sector, and re-establish the pro-Republic government, but they were met with defeat after defeat.