Alliance to Restore the Republic

The Alliance to Restore the Republic, commonly known as the Rebel Alliance, Alliance, or the Rebellion, was a resistance movement formed by Bail Organa and Mon Mothma to oppose the reign of the Galactic Empire.

As opposed to waging all-out war, the Alliance wages a war of attrition against the government, establishing small settlements across the galaxy instead of totally controlling a planet. Their leaders learnt hard lessons in the early years of the organisation about the dangers of placing Rebel bases on heavily populated planets (e.g. the blockades of Lothal and Gorrel), thus they prefer to use uninhabited planets for their major bases.

When the Alliance successfully stole the plans for the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star, and destroyed the space station in the Battle of Yavin, the tide of the war begun to change and the Rebel threat begun to prove a severe thorn in the Empire’s side. However, they are a long way from making major changes to the galaxy and are hounded constantly by Imperial forces.

There are two major branches to the Alliance – the civillian government and the military. The Alliance High Command is made up of members from both branches and dictates overal strategy. The government is headed by Chancellor Mon Mothma and has purview over the Alliance Diplomatic Corps. The military is headed by Admiral Gial Ackbar, it consists of the Fleet, the Starfighter Corps, SpecForces and Infantry and receives information through Alliance Intelligence.

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