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THE SENATE

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by SlugmanAttacks, Aug 3, 2017.

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Who is the senate?

  1. Our Glorious Emperor Sheev Palpatine

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  2. A mysterious Sith Lord called Darth Sidious

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  3. The senators.

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  1. SlugmanAttacks

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    So in Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine tells Mace Windu that HE IS THE SENATE. But it wasn't dissolved until the events of A New Hope almost 20 years later. So was Sheev just talking out of his ass about being the Senate or what was there reason it took so long to get rid of it?
     
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    The Senate is the Senators.

    No, he was talkin' out his...

    They were purdy much kept 'round pointlessly and let to do lil' things for the worlds and/or systems they represented until one of 'em, namely Leia, was outted as a Rebel.
    Senate goin' against the Emperor ?
    Do Away wit' 'em.

    Done.

    Add to or Plz correct me if I'm wrong...
     
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    What he meant was he had control over the Senate. Anything he says they would agree to. He had control over the bureaucracy and the Court system. He was a Sith for chripes sake. He could manipulate anyone, basically your average politician. He wasn't literally The Senate. Don't be ridic'.
     
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    Sorry but I can't not be ridic'.
     
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    'member, with all those "Emergency powers" he was given (an' promised to relinquish) in a round-abouts way...

    He purdy much Was the Senate.
     
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    The emergency powers gave him executive powers and temporarily extended his term limit. It didn't give him legislative powers.
     
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    He meant he has control over the Senate.

    The reason they waited to dissolve the Senate is explicitly provided in ANH. The Senate was a system of control used to keep a wide variety of planets under the Empire's influence. They needed the Death Star (and its intimidation) to be ready before they could dissolve the Senate.
     
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    ... Yeah...
    ...what he said...



    hehehe:p:D
     
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    The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us.

    Edit: I think the person who didn't get the ANH joke/reference is a little "clouded". ;)
     
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    You know the Turkish parliament is pretty much Erdo─čan but officially it's still a democracy? It's like that :p
     
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    They failed the galaxy after electing a madman as it's emperor.
     
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    They failed the galaxy when they let Jar Jar in.
     
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