Survival of the Misfittest
The Galactic Empire
For all you know and care, there is an all-incompassing Empire that controls the galaxy in fear.
There is an ongoing struggle between Palpatines and his reign and the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Some dismiss them as idealistic amateurs, where others know the truth: It is not merely an insurrection, but a power in its own right, threatening to tip the balance.
and shattering events are yet to unfold.