Star Wars: Echo
Confederacy of Independent Systems
Formed in -5 IR, The Confederacy of Independent Systems was the government and separatist movement led by Count Dooku. Formed by various planetary and sectorial governments, as well as some mega-corporations, that succeeded from the Galactic Republic over excessive taxation and corruption in the Senate.
Eventually, tensions escalated into open warfare at the Battle of Geonosis. After the Republic revealed its clone army on Geonosis, the Separatists were forced to retreat, beginning a great war that would last for three years and tear the galaxy apart.
The CIS put fear in the hearts of countless citizens of the Republic, largely due to General Grievous, Supreme Commander of the Seperatists Armies. The Confederacy won many battles in the ensuing war but was dissolved at the end of the Clone Wars with the defeat of Count Dooku, General Grevious, and the Separatist Council. The price of the Confederacy’s surrender was complete capitulation of their systems and desolation of their clone and droid armies.
The corporations that made up the Confederacy were Imperialized and assimilated into the Imperial war machine, and most of the Separatist worlds were absorbed into the Empire, with many prominent races of the Confederacy enslaved, while others, such as the Trandoshans, allied themselves with the Empire. The majority of the droid armies were shut down, providing no opposition to the Imperial stormtroopers, while the Separatist clone army was euthanized as part of its surrender.
Notable Members: Arkanian Microtechnologies, Cato Neoimodia, Commerce Guild, Corporate Alliance, Dac, Duro, Falleen, Felucia, Geonosis, InterGalactic Banking Clan, Muunilist, Neomoidia, New Plympto, Ryloth, Sullust, Techno Union, Umbara, Utapau.