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This article is about the first battle of the Clone Wars. You may be looking for second battle of Geonosis.
"The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun the Clone War has."
―Yoda[src]

The Battle of Geonosis, also referred to as the First Battle of Geonosis, was the first conflict of the Clone Wars. The battle took place twenty-two years before the Battle of Yavin and was fought on the planet of Geonosis between the Grand Army of the Galactic Republic and the Droid Army of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. It was the result of tension between the Republic and the Separatist Alliance, a group of planets that had seceded from the Republic, which had been building towards armed conflict for some time. The events leading up to the battle were manipulated by the two Sith Lords: Count Dooku, the political leader of the Separatists; and Sheev Palpatine, Supreme Chancellor of the Republic and secretly Darth Sidious.

The battle itself began as an attempted execution, after the Separatists arrested Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padawan Anakin Skywalker, and Senator Padmé Amidala under the charge of espionage. A team of two hundred Jedi, led by Jedi Master Mace Windu, arrived to rescue the prisoners, and were soon confronted with numerous battle droids. Many Jedi were killed before Jedi Grand Master Yoda arrived with clone troopers from Kamino, an army that had been secretly created for the Republic. The arrival of the clones sparked the full-scale battle on Geonosis. As the battle raged on, Kenobi and Skywalker engaged and were defeated by Dooku in a lightsaber duel, before being rescued by Yoda. Dooku escaped Geonosis and the Separatists retreated, but the goal of the Sith had been fulfilled: the beginning of the Clone Wars.

The war continued on for three years, and served as a pretext for Palpatine to amass greater executive control over the Galactic Senate. At the end of the war, he branded the Jedi as traitors and executed Order 66, a command to all clones to kill the Jedi. The Jedi Order was destroyed, and Palpatine transformed the Republic into the Galactic Empire, with Palpatine as the ruler of the the galaxy for the next twenty-three years.

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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  2. Twitter favicon @HolocronKeeper (Leland Chee) on Twitter. “0 10 10-13 13 27 32 35 36” (screenshot)—The tweet in question refers to the number of in-universe years between the canon films and television shows. Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, in which this event takes place, is set as Year 10. Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, in which the Battle of Yavin takes place, is set as Year 32. Using simple math, we can deduce that this event took place twenty-two years before the Battle of Yavin.
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Battles of the Clone Wars
Leading into and during the Battle of Ryloth Battle of Geonosis · Battle of Christophsis · Battle of Teth · Mission to Jabba's Palace · Raid on Ziro the Hutt's Coruscant pleasure palace · Battle of Ryloth · Mission to Rugosa · Battle of Abregado · Battle of the Ryndellia system · Battle of the Kaliida Nebula · Battle near the Kaliida Nebula · Battle of Mimban · Battle of the Rishi moon · Battle of Falleen · Battle of Bothawui · Mission to sweep outer corridor of space · Mission to Skytop Station · Mission to Rodia · Rescue on the Tranquility · Mission to Vassek's third moon · Skirmish at Vanqor · Mission to Florrum · Battle of Quell · Defense of Maridun · Skirmish on Orto Plutonia · Battle of Orto Plutonia · Raid on Nuvo Vindi's laboratory · Mission to Iego
Before the Battle of Mon Cala First battle of Felucia · Battle of Devaron · Battle of Malastare · Mission to Cato Neimoidia · Battle near Dorin · Second Battle of Geonosis · Battle of Dantooine · Skirmish aboard TB-73 · Capture of Eeth Koth · Battle of Saleucami · Attack on a Republic cruiser · Skirmish on Concordia · Skirmish aboard the Coronet · Plot to assassinate Satine Kryze · Battle of Kamino · Blockade of Pantora · Bombing of the Coruscant power generator · Attack on Confederate people · Battle of Sullust · Devaron massacre · Showdown at Toydaria · Capture of Even Piell · Battle of Lola Sayu · Battle of Felucia · Battle of Mon Cala
Before the Battle of Ringo Vinda Skirmish on Naboo · Battle of Patitite Pattuna · Rescue of Adi Gallia · Battle of Umbara · Battle of Kiros · Mission to Zygerria · Battle of Kadavo · Riot at the Republic Judiciary Central Detention Center · Showdown on Orondia · Skirmish in Theed · Battle of Dathomir · Battle of Onderon · Attack on Obi-Wan Kenobi's fleet · Battle of Florrum · Battle over unidentified planet · Mission to Aut-O's flagship · Escape from Abafar · Carida incident · Takeover on Mandalore · Battle of Sundari · Defense of Cato Neimoidia · Battle of Ringo Vinda
After the Battle of Ringo Vinda Mission to Scipio · Battle of Scipio · Mission to Oba Diah · Mission to Moraband · Mission to Utapau · Battle for Anaxes · Insurrection on Yalvik Prime · Mission to Skako Minor · Attack on Mahranee · Mission to Raxus · Escape from the Spire · Battle of Zanbar · Battle of Ord Mantell · Assault on the Mandalorian supply outpost · Second battle of Dathomir · Rescue of Quinlan Vos · Destruction of the Separatist supply storage base · Destruction of the Vanqor listening post · Second battle of Christophsis
Others Attack on a Republic troop transport · Battle of unidentified planet · Battle of Khorm · Battle of Murkhana · Battle of Sarrish · Battle of Sedratis · Battle of Slag's Pit
During the
Outer Rim Sieges
Battle of Coruscant · Battle of Saleucami · Battle of Kashyyyk · Battle of Utapau · Assault on Mygeeto · Battle of Felucia · Battle of Cato Neimoidia · Battle of Kaller · Duel in Palpatine's office · Attack on the Jedi Temple · Order 66 · Mission to Mustafar
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Galactic Republic · Jedi Order · Sith · Confederacy of Independent Systems · Galactic Empire
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