A democracy was a government where ruling officials were elected by their subjects. The Galactic Republic was the democratic union that ruled the galaxy for a thousand years before the Clone Wars, with elected senators representing a planet's population in the Galactic Senate.
When the Republic reformed into the totalitarian Galactic Empire, an Alliance to Restore the Republic formed to return democracy to the galaxy, eventually overthrowing the Empire in the Galactic Civil War and founding the New Republic.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens