This article is about the war that led to the formation of the Galactic Republic. You may be looking for other conflicts by the same name.

The Unification Wars were a conflict that led to several of the Core Worlds uniting to form the Galactic Republic. The Jedi Order fought during the Wars, and were ultimately victorious.



The Jedi were victorious in the Unification Wars.

Millennia before the Unification Wars, the Rakatan Infinite Empire emerged as the dominant power in the galaxy. They enslaved many sentient species using their Force-powered hyperdrives, until eventually a plague ravaged their empire. The survivors were stripped of their connection to the Force, and could do nothing to prevent the slave uprising that followed. The collapse of the Infinite Empire paved the way for other powers to follow, such as the Duros and Corellians, who reverse-engineered the Rakatan hyperdrive and started to explore the galaxy.[2]

The conflictEdit

Before a clear new dominant power in the galaxy could be established again, the Unification Wars erupted.[4] The infamous warlord Zakrinand Minus commanded forces on one of the warring sides of the conflict, and came to be regarded as a near-invincible leader.[5] The Force-sensitive Jedi Order joined the conflict[4] from their world of Ossus,[2] eventually emerging victorious from the war. Some later historians believed that the mystic Bendu monks played a role in the victory of the Jedi.[4]


Galactic Senate

The Galactic Republic stood for twenty-five thousand years following the Unification Wars.

From the chaos of war, several planets from the Core Worlds united, and the constitution for a Galactic Republic was ratified. Among the prominent founders of this thriving democracy were planets such as Coruscant, Corellia, Alderaan and Duro.[6] Although initially wary of the Republic, the Jedi joined with it shortly following the war, taking on the role of peacekeepers.[2] The emblem used by the Bendu during the conflict would be adopted as the official symbol of the Galactic Republic, due to the Force-sensitive order's peaceful nature.[7] The Republic would survive for twenty-five thousand years, enduring in spite of the many conflicts that sought to engulf it.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Unification Wars were first referenced in the 2005 guide Revenge of the Sith Incredible Cross-Sections, which claimed that the conflict led to the Republic's founding.[8] However, the Unification Wars have been ignored by most subsequent sources, which largely indicate that the Republic was founded peacefully.[2][6][9] In 2008, The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia provided more details on the conflict via an entry of its own.[4] Part two of the official blog The Imperial Warlords: Despoilers of an Empire in 2013 also briefly mentioned the Unification Wars, revealing the warlord Zakrinand Minus' involvement in the conflict whilst comparing him to Imperial warlord Kosh Teradoc.[5]


Notes and referencesEdit

History of the Jedi Order
Unification Wars · First Great Schism · Recusal
Second Great Schism · Great Hyperspace War
Great Sith War · Mandalorian Wars · Jedi Civil War
First Jedi Purge · Great Galactic War · Cold War
Galactic War · New Sith Wars · Republic Dark Age
Ruusan Reformation · Great Jedi Purge · New Jedi Order
Yuuzhan Vong War · Lost Tribe of Sith emergence · Sith–Imperial War
Second Imperial Civil War/Third Jedi Purge
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