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01.19.2013 , 06:33 AM | #7
The timeline is something like this:
*Around 7,000 years before the movies- A group of dark jedi are banished from the Jedi Order/Republic and find the Sith species on Korriban. They form the first Sith Empire, with the banished jedi as the first Dark Lords of the Sith.

*5,000 years before the movies- The Sith Empire (led by Naga Saddow) encounters the Republic and invades, starting the Great Hyperspace War. The Republic wins the war and almost completely wipes out the Sith Empire. Darth Vitiate leads a group of survivors to Dromund Kaas to rebuild, effectively founding the new Sith Empire that you fight or play as in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Darth Vitiate starts being known only as "The Emperor" or "The Sith Emperor" at this time.

*Around 3,680 years before the movies- The rebuilt Sith Empire invades the Republic, starting the Great Galactic War. The war lasts almost 30 years and ends with the Treaty of Coruscant, starting the Cold War.

*Around 3,640 years before the movies- About 10 years into the Cold War, the story in The Old Republic begins.

*Between 3,640 and 1,000 years before the movies- the new Sith Empire falls apart/is defeated/somehow disappears. There are other Dark Lords of the Sith who rise up, make their own empires/kingdoms/trouble and are defeated by the Jedi/Republic throughout this time. The last large-scale group of Sith is defeated 1,000 years before the movies.

*1,000 years before the movies- Darth Bane, one of the last surviving Sith, starts the "Rule of Two" establishing that the Sith will only have one Master and one Apprentice (as seen in the movies).

*During the movies- Palpatine/Darth Sidious reforms the Republic into the Galactic Empire, and makes himself Emperor.