Can someone give a TLDR version of the New Republic?
By - screwing_unicorns
The Rebel Alliance was established to restore the Republic, and yes, it's the official galactic government founded by the Rebels after the Battle of Endor. It's decimated in *The Force Awakens*.
The ship designs aren't particularly Imperial, though *Mando* does seem to show more gray, uniform designs and the use of droids, which feels a little odd for Rebels. But it's perhaps showing that they're *not* Rebels any more, but a legitimate government that's taken the Empire's place -- and is growing corrupt over time.
It's the government set up between the end of the Galactic Civil War and the destruction of Hosnian Prime. And also the dominant faction during those years (lasted longer than the Empire!). It was lead by people like Mon Mothma and Leia Organa.
In new canon: the rebels established their government after battle of Endor, and about a year or two year the Battle of Jakku happened, where a massive fleet of imperial remnant military accumulated specifically to get killed by New Republic. After that was done, they spent their time coming up with ways to de-fang themselves in order to not be like the empire. It ended up with apparently First Order bitting off a massive chunk of it by defecting, and then blowing up it's capital, leaving it in shambles.
In old canon: The Rebels established new government after taking Coruscant and took up the reigns of the galaxy - including keeping their military. The ship designs look like imperials there because a lot of Star Destroyers were either captured or surrendered to the New Republic and it just kept them around, since some bad shit was going on literally every single year. New Republic weathered onslaught of various imperial Warlords, Grand Admiral Thrawn, resurrected Palpatine and various independent villains like Ssi-Ruuk and Yevetha, before ultimately folding up during Yuuzhan Vong war and reorganizing into Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, or just "Galactic Alliance" for short, which stuck around for nearly a century afterwards.
The old Canon makes the most sense to me. The Rebels have captured whatever ships they can, which aligns with what most conquering armies do. The Empire obviously have the best ships so it makes sense that any enemy force will take whatever they can
> but seems like the empire, especially with its ship designs
The faction with x wings and other rebellion-y ships seems like the empire from its ship design?
> Just finished the Mandalorian and don't fully understand it. I
It's the post-rebel government they set up when they won. It's heavily decentralized, to the point it doesn't have one single static capital.
> The faction with x wings and other rebellion-y ships seems like the empire from its ship design?
I assume they mean designs like the prison ship. That looks pretty "Imperial". And they're also using things like the crane walkers on Karthon.
Pretty much. I get they have X-wings and such, but the majority of the ships seemed very Imperial. It makes sense the cranes have the base of the AT-ATs, but I would have thought they would change the design of every ship they can to avoid being perceived as an Empire replacement
I wouldn't imagine they could really afford to do that. And the prison ships and scrapyard vehicles aren't exactly in the public eye like the X-wings are.
There are also examples of the New Republic reclaiming and repurposing Imperial designs; the Starhawk battleship is made partly using Star Destroyer materials, and it becomes a symbol of hope.
This all makes sense. Chur for the explanation
One more thing, only if you know. I get that the darksaber was made by the Mandalorians, but how does it differ from a lightsaber? Aside from the shape and obvious blade, it seems to have the same function.
Pretty much. It's more symbolic than anything.
Content creators don’t know and haven’t thought about it. Doesn’t make much sense either.
You don’t think Filoni and Favreau gave any thought to the state of the government when they made Mandalorian?