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In the aftermath of the Galactic Civil War, the Galactic Empire was officially dissolved and a provisional government was set up on Coruscant, a core world and the former capital of the Empire, in the year 5 ABY and officially led by Grand Vizier Mas Amedda. However, Amedda's administration was powerless as it was placed under the supervision of Republic overseers; their purpose to confirm that Amedda remained little more than a figurehead.

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OriginsEdit

"Youyou're serious. You want me to surrenderthe entire Galactic Empire?"
"That's right."
"I don't…"
"You don't have the power, do you?"
"I…"
"So, get it back. And then bring a treaty to our door."
―Grand Vizier Mas Amedda and Senator Leia Organa, on Velusia[src]
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Once the seat of galactic power, Coruscant became the site of a powerless, provisional government.

In 4 ABY, Emperor Sheev Palpatine was killed in the Battle of Endor.[3] Without the Emperor, the Galactic Empire splintered into various political and military factions[4] such as Governor Adelhard's domain in the Anoat sector.[5] At the same time, the Rebel Alliance capitalized on its victory at the Battle of Endor, reforming into the New Republic[6] while Imperial authority increasingly diminished across the galaxy.[7] Coruscant meanwhile had dissolved into a state of civil war with Imperial forces under Grand Vizier Mas Amedda fighting Rebel factions attempting to take control of the Federal District and other government sectors. However, it was Fleet Admiral Gallius Rax who assumed de facto control of the Empire, forcing Amedda to become a figurehead whom Rax used for propaganda and kept imprisoned in the Imperial Palace.[1]

FormationEdit

"Mas Amedda has come out of hiding and wants to sign a cease-fire. He wants to end it. All of it."
―Mon Mothma, relaying the news of the Imperial surrender of Coruscant[src]
Grand Vizier Amedda

Mas Amedda continued his rule on Coruscant, but only as a figurehead in the provisional government.

Within a year of the Emperor's death, the Empire was decisively defeated by the New Republic at the Battle of Jakku, resulting in the death of the usurper and Counselor to the Empire Gallius Rax. Though a few Imperial remnants continued to persist in their resistance, the Galactic Civil War came to an end in 5 ABY. Following the dissolution of the Imperial government, a provisional government was established on Coruscant—the capital planet of the former Empire—under the leadership of Mas Amedda. The Grand Vizier represented the Empire at the signing of the peace treaty, known as the Galactic Concordance, on the former Republic capital of Chandrila,[1] an event announced by the Republic to various sectors—such as the Velcar sector, where Governor Ecressys had already fled in advance to the Western Reaches with the wealth of hundred of worlds—across the galaxy.[8]

The conditions of the Concordance required the Empire to remain within the predetermined boundaries set in the Core Worlds and Inner Rim, reducing it to a rump state.[9] It also prohibited the use of torture as well as the recruitment and mobilization of stormtroopers,[2] reducing the Empire's once-vast military through severe disarmament treaties and war reparations.[9] In addition, the Empire had to shut down the Imperial Academy system; and had ceded control of Coruscant to the Republic,[2] with a planetary provisional government being permitted to form on the former Imperial capital while the remaining old establishment relocated to Imperial-held territories.[1]

As such, Republic observers were tasked with monitoring Amedda's government while the New Republic itself concentrated on restoring the rule of democracy. Others fled into hiding after all surviving Imperial officials were categorized as war criminals by declaration of Chancellor Mon Mothma of the New Republic.[1] Among the officers who eluded capture by the Republic was Nash Windrider, a commander who withdrew to the Queluhan Nebula along with remnants of the Imperial Navy. Despite its size, the fleet was able to hide its presence from Republic sensors by using the nebula's ionized gases for cover.[4] Other Imperial officers and loyalists—such as Rae Sloane, Commandant Brendol Hux, and his son Armitage[1]—along with nobles, technologists,[9] and warlords[2] embarked on an exodus into the Unknown Regions of the galaxy[1] where they would ultimately establish a military junta known as the First Order.[9]

OrganizationEdit

The provisional government of Coruscant was a powerless regime led by a nominal leader; the grand vizier of the former Galactic Empire, Mas Amedda retained his position for his part in ending the Galactic Civil War. By design of the New Republic, however, he would only serve as a figurehead overseen by Republic officials. Coruscant was in a state of turmoil at the time of the provisional government's formation,[1] having experienced a decline in public order[10] and the planetary civil war that followed in the wake of Emperor Palpatine's death.[11]

Behind the scenesEdit

Mas Amedda's provisional government was first mentioned in the canon novel Aftermath: Empire's End, which was written by Chuck Wendig and released in 2017.[1]

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