Disagree. The Empire was created by military men as a war machine. Strict discipline, subordination and order are pretty much in the blood and mother's milk of every imperial. If you're suggesting that it's democracy or you're EVIL, I'll be siding with the Empire on this one (despite being a pretty dedicated Republic player).
No the Empire was created by Sith, because Sith need an army to conquer the galaxy for there own self-centered and egotistical ends.
If there was no Sith there would be no Empire.
The Empire is just a tool, a weapon to for one man to get his way.
... If this were a normal Empire, maybe. But this is a Sith