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When does the New Republic Era begin, exactly? I've asked this question on the era article, but no-one answered. I recall seeing that the Rebellion Era ends at the Battle of Endor, and that everything that come afterwards would be in the New Republic Era. Apparently, something else must have said otherwise, because the New Republic Era is listed here as beginning one year after Endor. Some articles follow the former, most follow the latter. So which one is it? Which articles need to have their eras changed? VT-16 08:23, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

  • Straight from the horse's mouth as it were. Seems 5 ABY is the cut off, so everything in 4 ABY is Rebellion era. This includes, say, Truce at Bakura. QuentinGeorge 09:06, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
    • Ah, I think some of the early WOTC sourcebooks mention 4 ABY and the Battle of Endor as the cutoff point. Does this mean that the much of the first year of the New Republic takes place in the Rebellion Era, since it formed after a month and the era continued for one year post-Endor? VT-16 13:20, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
    • So Alliance of Free Planets was the government after Endor for like a month until the New Republic was established in 5 ABY. That must have been actually at ~4.9 ABY then -Fnlayson 14:03, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
      • Since there's slightly more than 10 months in a standard year, I don't know if that is absolutely correct. EDIT: This got me thinking, is there a whole year after the Battle of Yavin before 1 ABY, or does 0 ABY make up one whole year together with 0 BBY? If it's the former, then this would make the Battle of Endor take place almost 5 years after Yavin. VT-16 09:00, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
        • 0 BBY and 0 ABY are one year, damn it, and cursed be any who say otherwise. They have to, for the notation, 4 ABY' to mean what it actually is supposed to mean. QuentinGeorge 09:36, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
          • Hmm, then this needs to be reflected in the timeline articles, where 0 BBY and 0 ABY are treated as two seperate years. Would the correct timeline be 1 BBY | 1 ABY, or 1 BBY | 0 BBY/ABY | 1 ABY? VT-16 15:42, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
        • They are separate full years. That's been explained at length at Forum:Merge proposals already. -Fnlayson 16:31, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
          • Actually, that discussion didn't seem to agree on anything. I made a chart to ask for clarification. VT-16 19:33, 27 July 2007 (UTC)+
            • I didn't mention agreement, just "explained at length", which is correct. -Fnlayson 20:32, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
          • Explained at length my backside. I'm not convinced by those arguments. 4 ABY means, literally, 4 years after the battle of Yavin. If 0 ABY and BBY are separate years (rather than merely different notation for the same year) then 4 ABY is actually 5 ABY, which makes no sense at all. I don't care what ridiculous interpretations people are making from books, its not accurate. Otherwise every single character in the Star Wars universe is mis-calculating their age from the Yuuzhan Vong War onwards. QuentinGeorge 23:45, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
            • I actually argued forcefully that 0 ABY/BBY would have to be separate years, or at least half years. However, it was pointed out that that would not make sense when lined up with Great ReSync years. Example:
              • 1 BBY= Year 34 after the Great Resynchronization
              • 0 BBY= Year 35 after the Great Resynchronization
              • 1 ABY= Year 36 after the Great Resynchronization
            • Therefore, you can interpret 0 BBY/ABY as two different notations of the same year or as two different years that only lasted half a year each, or whatever other far-fetched idea you want. But only 1 year took place in between 1 BBY and 1 ABY. Wildyoda 04:16, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
              • Nope. 0 BBY and 0 ABY are listed as separate years in the New Essential Chronology. The are separate sections with events before the battle in the former and ones after battle in the later. Come on the before and after parts actually mean something.. -Fnlayson 04:27, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
                • Are they listed as seperate years or just seperately for the amount of information that's there? I don't see how it can interpreted as anything but one year, year 0 with the BBY/ABY to let people know what a story is in relation to the battle/the end of the movie. Vetinari(Appointment) 14:49, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
                  • Separate years as I stated. It also says the Battle of Yavin is the zero point and events before it are noted by B.B.Y. and events after by A.B.Y. -Fnlayson 17:41, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
                    • Which makes sense (and brings my opinion back to where it was in the first palce), as something that happened 7 months after the battle of Yavin has not happened a full year (1 [year] ABY) after the battle of Yavin. So my question now is, are there any IU sources that state the Great Resynchronization years after the Battle of Yavin, or have we just been assuming them until this point? Because that was really the only valid argument for there only being one year zero. Wildyoda 15:16, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

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