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The Problem of the Sith Empire

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The Problem of the Sith Empire

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TheBetty
04.18.2012 , 08:06 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by Darth_Solrac View Post
The OP is really generalizing. There ARE good people on BOTH sides. Shades of grey man.

The Sith Empire is mostly an absolute monarchy, or supposed to be anyway. Therefore, how it's run depends pretty entirely on the monarch. But since Emperor Tenebraus AKA Darth Vitiate shows little to no interest in ACTUALLY governing (he prefers bedroom rituals all day), he leaves this duty to the Dark Council mostly. The way the D.C. governs is actually pretty debatable. The only speech that looks to be discouraged/suppressed is any type of pro-Republic sentiment. Yes this is wrong, it's also wrong to believe Imperial citizens can't say ANYTHING at all. There is corruption. This is mostly from Sith infighting. Certain Darths trying to scheme/kill their way onto the D.C., etc. It is an empire after all. As such, the S.E. is pretty clear & honest bout its intentions when they conquer a people, planet, etc. "Support us, we'll leave you be mostly. Oppose us, we'll wipe you out."

The Galactic Republic is a representative republic. There are many ways to label it, democratic, federal, etc. A Supreme Chancellor, Senate, High Courts, etc. ALL THREE susceptible to the same kind of corruption that exists in the S.E. They just choose to allow themselves to be bribed, lobbied, blackmailed, etc much more, instead. Many shady, outside voices have a say in the Galactic Senate too. Weakness, indecisiveness have reigned supreme there on many an occasion. The Republic has too practiced mass genocide, on the S.E. itself, 1st even. Also, any Imperial player who's played through Belsavis knows how deep this hypocrisy runs. The G.E. is nowhere near as free & saintly as it' propaganda would have you believe.

All in all, both are flawed.
Democracy vs Autocracy bascially. The age old question of which one works better.

Answer= Neither lol
If force choking Jawas is wrong, I don't want to be right.

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Slowpokeking
04.18.2012 , 08:06 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by Boissi View Post
Yes, the Sith are pretty much the biggest problem with the Empire. Playing an agent really makes you appreciate how the Sith can screw every plan up, and how much better it would be if they weren't the ones in charge of everything. Playing an Agent is all about the safety of the Empire and its people, and the two Sith story lines are all about the inner power struggles and gaining power for yourself, which tells you a lot already. Agent saves the Empire while being hindered by the Sith, and the two Sith get nice titles and lots of power.

If it were just Jedi vs Sith, then the in-fighting of the Sith would make sense in their own twisted way, because it makes them stronger, and gets rid of the weak. In an all-out galactic war it's a different matter all together. It's not like the Emperor cares how much his people screw things up though, since his plan doesn't require victory, and he sure doesn't care about the people of his Empire.
SI is mostly about inner struggle, SW did something to cripple the republic.

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OldVengeance
04.18.2012 , 08:07 PM | #23
"I am Gen'dai. My people had done nothing to your Empire when they set upon us. They tore our world apart, slaughtered our children, or sold them as slaves. In fact, every species here has suffered an unprovoked attack by your Empire."

The Empire is worse than the Republic.

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FalcoLombardi
04.18.2012 , 08:10 PM | #24
The Empire is a Tyrannical, speciest government. They look at aliens as lesser beings when many of them have great finesse in certain areas. Like Malgus said, Trandoshans are loyal and fierce warriors, the breathing mask guys have great technology, and much more. Malgus direction for the Empire was good. Even though, the Empire still be pretty bad

The Republic seems nice and peaceful they help and support other alien species and all that jazz, however they are a Democracy, and every Democracy will sooner or later, eat itself

Really, the only form of Government that works and will last longer than any other and prosper more, is a Republic.
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ZirusZero
04.18.2012 , 08:13 PM | #25
Spoiler

Republic>Empire
Why?

Spoiler
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Slowpokeking
04.18.2012 , 08:17 PM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by OldVengeance View Post
"I am Gen'dai. My people had done nothing to your Empire when they set upon us. They tore our world apart, slaughtered our children, or sold them as slaves. In fact, every species here has suffered an unprovoked attack by your Empire."

The Empire is worse than the Republic.
Then I showed him that Empire got mercy.

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OldVengeance
04.18.2012 , 08:19 PM | #27
You're the player character. They don't count. And besides, it doesn't change what happened.

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Slowpokeking
04.18.2012 , 08:21 PM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by OldVengeance View Post
You're the player character. You don't count. And besides, it doesn't change what happened.
You will receive a mail of some imperial official about those guys went away and put their weapon down.

That's the path the Empire should go, show mercy when it could bring benefit rather than "I'm gonna enslave, bully and kill you all!!!"

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OldVengeance
04.18.2012 , 08:24 PM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by Slowpokeking View Post
You will receive a mail of some imperial official about those guys went away and put their weapon down.

That's the path the Empire should go, show mercy when it could bring benefit rather than "I'm gonna enslave, bully and kill you all!!!"
Sure, it's the path they should go. But they don't. It's dominating, enslaving and killing is like the Sith prime directive.

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Slowpokeking
04.18.2012 , 08:26 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by OldVengeance View Post
Sure, it's the path they should go. But they don't. It's dominating, enslaving and killing is like the Sith prime directive.
Yeah, as long as the Sith lead this empire, it could only end up like ALL the Sith organizations.

That's the smartest point the Jedi got compare to the Sith, if they lead the republic it won't be better.