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"Nobody fights the Empire and wins, boy."
Rahm Kota

The Imperial Period[1] took place from around the time of the establishment of the Galactic Empire in 19 BBY to the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY, referring to the period in which the Galactic Empire was the greatest power within the galaxy. It was also known by such nicknames as the Imperial era,[2] the Dark Times,[3] or the Birth of the Rebellion.[4]

History

The Imperial era consisted of isolated conflicts and events that occurred on certain rebellious planets which attempted to fight against the new Empire's reign. It also included the early years of the Galactic Civil War, usually considered the age before the Battle of Endor occurred.

The Imperial Period brought about the popularity of Vader's Fist, the 501st Legion of Imperial stormtroopers, who were responsible for settling many of the planetary revolts against the Imperial regime. This age was when—as one 501st trooper put it—the galaxy could protect and maintain an Empire, rather than build one. The Empire gained near-total control over the known galaxy, with the exception of a select few planets, in revolts that needed to be subjugated.

This age also showcased the fearsome Darth Vader as the epitome of the Empire's dark rule. Many citizens of the Empire were encouraged to believe that an era of peace and prosperity had finally been achieved, and news of rebellions great and small was generally squelched before it could encourage further conflict.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Into the Core Worlds
  2. Dark Tide I: Onslaught
  3. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  4. Star Wars: Battlefront
Imperial Period
(19 BBY4 ABY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Republic Classic era

Concurrent and Next: Skywalker epoch

Years of the Imperial Period
19 BBY · 18 BBY · 17 BBY · 16 BBY · 15 BBY · 14 BBY · 13 BBY · 12 BBY
11 BBY · 10 BBY · 9 BBY · 8 BBY · 7 BBY · 6 BBY · 5 BBY · 4 BBY · 3 BBY
2 BBY · 1 BBY · 0 BBY · 0 ABY · 1 ABY · 2 ABY · 3 ABY · 4 ABY
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