- "For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi
The Old Republic was the political entity that preceded the Galactic Republic. The conflicts during its existence were on a scale not seen again until the Clone Wars. The regime eventually fell, during which time the Mandalorians sacked the Jedi Temple.
During the rule of the Empire, the Old Republic and its successor were historically conflated.
Behind the scenesEdit
The references in The Clone Wars television series to the Old Republic referred to the now non-canon era depicted in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and its sequels: the fall of the Old Republic mentioned by Pre Vizsla is known as the Sacking of Coruscant in the Legends continuity.