My point is, i don't see the Republic turning the galaxy a perfect place to live in any situation, while for the empire all that it takes is a good and efficient leader.
Freedom isn't perfect
, but it's still better than subjugation. "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." -C.S. Lewis
Plus, if there was no battle between good and evil in Star Wars and The Empire was simply another way to govern...Star Wars would get real boring real fast.
Oh, and I'm Republic, all the way.