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This article is about the founding document of the Rebel Alliance. You may be looking for the First Corellian Treaty, a Galactic Republic trade document..
Corellian Treaty
Conflict

Galactic Civil War

Date

2 BBY

Place

Corellia (began), Kashyyyk (completed)

Outcome

Official formation of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, declaration of the Galactic Civil War

Participants

Bail Organa, Mon Mothma, Garm Bel Iblis, Leia Organa (Via Hologram from PROXY), Galen Marek, Rahm Kota, Juno Eclipse

"We agree that the time for diplomacy and politics has passed. It is now time for action... Therefore let this be an official declaration of rebellion! Today, we all vow to change the galaxy, and one day the galaxy will indeed be free! "
Bail Organa

The Corellian Treaty was an accord that created the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Signed by the governments of Alderaan, Corellia, and Chandrila, the treaty formally declared war on the Empire. Though the meeting to create the treaty was arranged by Galen Marek, this proved to be a deception by his former master, Darth Vader, who raided the meeting with the Stormtrooper Corps and captured the three senators.

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History

The leaders of a "Rebel Alliance" meet.
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Gathering

"It is settled then. My wealth will fund The Rebellion, while Garm provides our fleet and Mon Mothma our soldiers. And with you leading us, we have the power of The Force on our side."
Bail Organa to Galen Marek

Garm Bel Iblis, having consolidated the resistance forces on Corellia under one command structure, called Bail Prestor Organa of Alderaan and Mon Mothma of Chandrila, who had discussed potential revolution at the Cantham House Meetings, to Corellia for a new series of discussions. These Corellian System Meetings proved more successful, and the three resistance leaders drafted the Corellian Treaty as a codification of their common ideals and goals. Bel Iblis, Organa, and Mothma’s signing of the treaty formalized the relationship between the Corellian, Alderaanian and Chandrilan resistance forces, respectively, from a loose coalition to an organized rebellion.

The treaty itself provided a command structure for the Alliance intended to allow each force to govern itself while providing a strong centralized component to coordinate all efforts. It organized the civil aspects such as diplomacy, transport and supply into one tree, bundled all military operations into another, and placed the Commander-in-Chief and Advisory Council at the top.

Imperial attack

Darth Vader leading the Empire against the rebel leaders.
"You have done well... my apprentice."
―Darth Vader to Starkiller.

The treaty, having been suggested by Darth Vader to Marek, was actually a ploy by Emperor Palpatine to lure all of his enemies into a single place to capture them. Just as Bail Organa declared the treaty finalized, Imperial forces suddenly swarmed the building. As Stormtroopers burst into the meeting room, Bail ordered PROXY to cut Leia's transmission, concealing her involvement.

As PROXY did so, Darth Vader marched into the room, commanding the troopers to capture the Rebels alive for personal execution by the Emperor. Kota immediately drew his lightsaber and charged at Vader, but the Sith Lord easily incapacitated him with a Force grip, tossing him aside. As the Rebels were rounded up by the stormtroopers, Vader approached Marek and complemented his performance, revealing to the shocked Rebels the "Jedi's" position as his apprentice, before telekinetically smashing the stone table in the room into Marek.

Marek was hurled out of the meeting room onto the snow-covered ledge before the cliff surrounding the site. As he attempted to regain his feet, he angrily questioned Vader regarding his presence, as he had agreed to stay away. The Sith Lord stated that he had lied, as he had done so from the very beginning. Realizing the very beginning referred to the beginning of his apprenticeship under Vader, Marek now knew that Vader had no intention of destroying the Emperor—not with him anyway, as Vader added. Vader grasped Marek with the Force and hurled him at the cliff. Marek managed to grab hold of the cliff edge, and looked up at Vader, calmly declaring that Vader would never be free without him.

Vader is attacked by "Obi-Wan Kenobi".

As Vader raised his lightsaber to finish Marek, he was suddenly attacked from behind by what appeared to be Obi-Wan Kenobi, Vader's former Jedi Master. Briefly caught off guard, Vader was forced back a step. However, he quickly rallied, blasting Kenobi back with a Force push and impaling the Jedi before he could recover. "Kenobi" suddenly dematerialized, revealing himself to be PROXY utilizing his Kenobi combat module. The holodroid fell to the ground, his last word being a call to his master, distorted by his failing computers. Vader kicked the droid lightly to check if he was subdued, and satisfied that he was, turned back to the cliff.

However, Marek was gone, having lost his grip and fallen while Vader had dealt with PROXY. Vader deactivated his lightsaber and rejoined the troopers within. However, Marek had survived his fall, and was rescued by Juno Eclipse. Resolving to pursue Vader and rescue the Rebels, Marek used the Force to locate their ultimate destination; the Death Star.

Rescue and Completion

The three senators and Kota were taken before the Emperor himself, who gloatingly declared that they would be tortured, interrogated, and ultimately, executed. However, before Palpatine could dispose of the Rebels, Marek arrived and confronted Vader and Palpatine. The Jedi almost killed Vader, but lost his life confronting the Emperor after nearly killing him as well, he still bought the time for the Rebels needed to escape. It is interesting to note that if Marek had decided to kill Vader and Palpatine there would be no need for the Rebel Alliance.

Later, after Marek's death at the hands of Darth Sidious, the Anti-Imperial Senators returned to Corellia and revived PROXY. Afterwards, Leia met with Bail Organa, Mon Mothma, Garm Bel Iblis, Rahm Kota, Juno Eclipse, and PROXY on Kashyyyk, and formed the Rebel Alliance. Leia picked a symbol for the Alliance, the symbol of the Marek family, in a tribute to Galen Marek, his family and his victories against the Empire, and so began the Galactic Civil War.

Legacy

The treaty inspired dozens, then hundreds, then thousands of resistance cells across the galaxy to join the Alliance, such as Sian Tevv and the Sullustans and Jennsar So-Billes and his Duro fighters. Several organizations became part of the Rebel Alliance, including Kota's Militia and most of the surviving Separatist holdouts. In which they soon established Sanctuary Base on Dantooine, as the first command centre of the Rebel Alliance.

Behind the scenes

The Corellian Treaty, the founding document of the Rebel Alliance, was originally introduced in the roleplaying book Rebel Alliance Sourcebook (1990) and was subsequently mentioned in numerous other sources. However, the circumstances resulting in the signing of the treaty and the birth of the Alliance were not fully established until the release of the 2008 multimedia project Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. A number of implied and stated details were changed for the purposes of The Force Unleashed, such as the motivation of the founders.

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This article uses material from the "Corellian Treaty" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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