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"What good is all your uncle's work if it's taken over by the Empire?...You know they're starting to nationalize commerce in the central won't be long before your uncle is merely a tenant, slaving for the greater glory of the Empire."
Biggs Darklighter

Imperialization is a term for the process by which the Galactic Empire established a system of control over the individual, instructions, commercial enterprise, or planets, and tight coordination over all aspects of society and commerce.



Palpatine's desire for control required the elimination of all other forms of influence, especially Old Republic. The period following the Declaration of a New Order was characterized by the systematic elimination of Galactic Republic organizations that could potentially influence people. All the institutions of the old Republic found themselves either dismantled or changed beyond recognition.

The Imperialization also included the formation of various organizations with membership for segments of the population, in particular the youth. The Commission for the Preservation of the New Order (COMPNOR) was created as an umbrella organization for this organizations that were designed to maintain support for Emperor Palpatine's New Order.

Specific measures

In a more specific sense, Imperialization refers to the measures taken by the Empire to strengthen its control over the galaxy.

Examples include:

Behind the scenes

Sometimes the term Nationalization is used in place of Imperialization.

The Imperialization is also similar to the Nazi concept of Gleichschaltung, which was used by Adolf Hitler to strengthen his hold on Germany.


  • Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novelization (First appearance)


Notes and references

  1. Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel
  2. The Essential Atlas

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