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How did the Sith get defeated after the Old Republic?

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How did the Sith get defeated after the Old Republic?

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Reeny
02.18.2012 , 10:23 PM | #1
During this SWTOR, the Sith are so powerful.

How did the Sith get defeated until Epi 1 where they only had 2 Sith left?

Thanks!

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Lithy
02.18.2012 , 10:32 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Reeny View Post
During this SWTOR, the Sith are so powerful.

How did the Sith get defeated until Epi 1 where they only had 2 Sith left?

Thanks!
The Darth Bane books explain the entirety of the rule of 2 and how it came to be. I haven't read them yet, but they are supposed to be pretty good.

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Jimpha
02.18.2012 , 10:45 PM | #3
I don't really wanna do any spoilers, so I'll just say do a star wars wiki search for Darth Bane. He had some to do with it.

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Nigredo
02.18.2012 , 10:49 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Reeny View Post
During this SWTOR, the Sith are so powerful.

How did the Sith get defeated until Epi 1 where they only had 2 Sith left?

Thanks!
Have you played Sith? Noticed the infighting and power plays behind the scenes? easy enough to see how over the next couple of hundred years the empire implodes and fractures leaving power vacuum for the republic to fill with ease.

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lost_empathy
02.18.2012 , 11:01 PM | #5
simple really,
Q: how much does it take to kill the sith
A: THE ENTIRE REPUBLIC

Q: how much does it take to destroy the republic, jedi and all possible power in the galaxy
A: ONE ELDERLY SITH (Darth Sidious)

be honest, if one can do the job why would you need any more then 2 lol

SITH FTW

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_Zorth_
02.18.2012 , 11:21 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Reeny View Post
During this SWTOR, the Sith are so powerful.

How did the Sith get defeated until Epi 1 where they only had 2 Sith left?

Thanks!

The game is supposed to explain that..
We can't know yet, Wait a few years for teh expansion and then ask us again.
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Kelsion
02.19.2012 , 09:03 AM | #7
I have not read the Bane series of books, but I think the above poster is right. The Empire will collapse under its own weight. You can compare it to the former Soviet Union. The US did not actually defeat the USSR. They collapsed from within due to a number of factors. With the Sith Empire, I believe that they spread their forces too thin trying to take to many objectives. They also have too much infighting and power struggles. Their leaders only have half their attention focused on the enemy. The other half is focused on which underling is scheming to overthrow them. I think that they Sith Inquisitor storyline is the perfect example. I will not give any spoilers here for those that have not played the SI story yet.

The bottom line is that the Old Republic will defeat the Sith Empire not because of military strength but more because, despite the enormous bureaucracy, the republic is more cohesive and stable than the Empire.
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Ichijin
02.19.2012 , 09:33 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by lost_empathy View Post
simple really,
Q: how much does it take to kill the sith
A: THE ENTIRE REPUBLIC

Q: how much does it take to destroy the republic, jedi and all possible power in the galaxy
A: ONE ELDERLY SITH (Darth Sidious)

be honest, if one can do the job why would you need any more then 2 lol

SITH FTW
Only took 2 jedi to bring down the empire, the smallest team always wins...

oh and it wouldnt be the first time infighting would destroy the sith.

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J-Sheridan
02.19.2012 , 11:37 AM | #9
Sith are stupid. Simple as that really.

How to make the Empire last forever:

Step One: Remove the Sith
Step Two: Put the Imperials in charge
Step Three: Change 'Empire' to: Galactic Republic
Step Four: Preach peace and galactic unity

The creation of Empires does not need magical people that hurl lightning to work and the Sith / Jedi often screw things up for both sides with their eternal religious warfare.

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Morticoccus
02.19.2012 , 02:23 PM | #10
The point is that for all the infightning and backstabbing there is in the empire, they still manage to be more organized than the republic, with all the backroom politics and backstabbing going on in its power structure.

They are both pretty bad at politics, really, the republic just has the jedi to enforce SOME semblance of order.
When all is said and done we're not the only ones who look at life this way: That's what the Sith lords say.
And if they'd ever change as that reminds to say. But every time I see them makes me wish I had a gun. If I thought that I was crazy well I guess I'd have more fun.