State of the Galaxy Six Years after the Battle of Yavin
The New Republic
The largest organization in the galaxy is currently the New Republic, the heir apparent to the Old Republic, which has stabilized following the Liberation Day Attacks, and the assassination attempt on Chancellor Mon Mothma. Fears of a central government have stunted the growth of the New Republic, particularly on the Rim where planets did not particularly trust the Old Republic. This distrust of central government has led to the New Republic being a much weaker organization than its predecessors, and possibly led to the signing of the Galactic Concordance before the Empire could be totally defeated. Despite this, the New Republic is popular, even on planets that are not members because of their efforts to destroy the Galactic Empire, and liberate the galaxy from its tyranny. Many of its members are non-human species, due to the large number of non humans that fought against the Empire.
In a controversial move, Chancellor Mon Mothma disbanded the New Republic Defense Fleet to avoid allowing the New Republic to become the Galactic Empire. This act has led to the rise of several large planetary defense forces within the New Republic, as these troops and warships work their way back to their home of origin. Some of the Galaxy's most well trained pilots, soldiers and naval forces serve in the planetary defense forces of New Republic planets, with the Mon Calamari navy being the largest planetary naval fleet within the Galaxy. Other planets boast excellent ground militaries, with Contruum, Ralltiir, Herglic Space, and Kashyyyk being notable examples. Meanwhile, the starfighter corps of the New Republic members is by far the most talented group in the Galaxy, with planets like Duros, Sullust and Chandrila hosting elite squadrons. In terms of the ability to produce warships, the shipyards of Kuat, Fondor and Mon Calamari are among the largest in the galaxy, although several other planets maintain large shipyards themselves.
If the New Republic wishes to grow, it must find a fine line between presenting itself as a democratic organization that respects the rights of member worlds, while at the same time being able to prevent criminal organizations or hostile independent worlds from threatening peace in the Galaxy. Although the Empire surrendered, there remains the threat of worlds outside of the Empire, who may be ruled by Imperial Warlords, that may wish to restore the Empire lurking throughout the Outer Rim.
Following the Liberation Day attacks on Chandrila, the New Republic voted to move its capital to the Mid Rim planet Nakadia, an agricultural world, which was chosen partially because of its tight security. Nakadia boasts some of the best scanning technology in the galaxy, to prevent invasive species from being introduced to their planets ecosystem.
Current Members and Military Outposts:
Abridon, Alderaan System, Alzoc II, Arbra, Averam, Bespin, Bith Space, Bothan Space, Boz Pity, Brigia, Cantros 7, Chandrila, Chardaan, Chrellis, Commenor, Contruum, Coruscant, Dac, Dornea, Duro, Edan II, Endor, Esseles, Fangol, Fresia, Generis, Geonosis, Gerrard V, Giju, Givin Domain, Hosnian Prime, Illodia, Iphigin, Kashyyyk, Kattada, Kriselist, Kuat, Mygeeto, Naboo, Nakadia, Nentan, Ord Pardron, Orinda, Pantolomin, Polis Massa Polmanar, Polus, Ralltiir, Rhinnal, Roche System, Rodia, Shili, Sullust, Taanab, Talay, Tel III, Togoria, Tomark, Utapau, Virgillian Free Alignment, Yavin 4, Zeltros.