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Naboo Withdrawing From the Republic

October 20, 2012

GNN reporters me with the Queen of Naboo who made a startling announcement.

Queen Talani Sage of Naboo invited GNN for a special announcement as to the status of her planet. She began her speech by stating she had been watching the Republic for some time and was not happy with how things had gone. Chancellors were being changed quickly due to illness, death, or retiring and there was too much discussion about exactly what type of government the Republic was. Furthermore she believed the Republic was moving more to a one-rule system by the Chancellor who was using the Jedi like the Empire used Sith as mere warriors, causing more division between what was once a staunch democracy and the protectors of the Galaxy.

Queen Talani of Naboo.

She also pointed out the slowness the Republic reacted to the taking of their capital and the quietness of the Republic leaders especially to the fall of Tython where public executions and the death of Tython governor Zach Rodchester spread throughout the Galaxy. As for the recent speeches by the Chancellor and Vice-chancellor, the Queen implied they were a bit late and that more should be coming from the Republic especially the senators.

With this backdrop, Queen Talani has decided to withdraw her world from Republic membership. In her own words she had this to say “I am appalled at the Republic, and until I see something different from them, like some new leadership Naboo will no longer be part of the Republic. I think we would fair better on our own. I have seen Bakura leave the Republic and they are doing well. I don’t want my planet to be tied in with the Republic. If something is to happen to us then it will but it will not be because of something the Republic did, or so we may be used as a pawn to try to antagonize the Republic. Naboo lived through that once many years ago and I don’t want to revisit that.”

And in a declaration she formalized the withdrawal “We are withdrawing, I will not send another Senator to the Republic to represent Naboo, we will no longer be part of a republic that doesn’t care for its people. Maybe when there is some new leadership in place and we have a Republic like we used to that cared for and protected its people then at that point we will rejoin the Republic but until that happens Naboo like Bakura is on it’s own“.

She elaborated that the Republic needed to return to the institution of old, a Democratic Republic. She also doesn’t plan to speak with Republic leadership until that leadership changes and added that it appears to the rest of the galaxy right now that the Empire takes better care of its citizens than the Republic does.

How this will affect the war effort or the Republic structure as Naboo had been at odds with several other worlds on policy and expansion of power will wait to be seen. GNN also looks forward to hearing from a Republic representative.

— Rakiko Lowtide, Daana Kira

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  1. Concerned Citizen of the Galaxy
    October 20, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    So instead of becoming a solution to the problem that you see you in turn chose to give up on it and turn your backs. I think that not only speaks volumes of you but Naboo itself. I have seen the same changes in government but the only thing that will change what is going on is people inside willing to stand united and determined to work for what they see the true vision is. Naboo is only failing it’s people in pulling away because now you can no longer work for what you wish to see happen.

  2. Naboo Citizen
    October 20, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    I can’t believe the Queen is doing this… she’s leaving us utterly helpless in a time of Mandalorian and Sith aggression! I can’t speak for everyone on our world, but who’s going to protect us now? The Gungun militia?

  3. October 20, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    I’m sorry but I simply must step in here and say this. The Republic has changed leaders too often? What are we on like the 12th Naboo Queen in just a few months now? Not only that but I agree with the concerned citizen, the Republic will never change if planets keep pulling away. Changing the Republic to the way you wish lies with the Senators and if you do not have representation, it will not change. I would say I am sorry to see that Naboo has chosen yet another leader and this one seems quite misinformed.

    • Ayeka Kel
      October 24, 2012 at 3:50 PM

      I heartily agree, your Majesty. Change is entirely possible and certainly welcome, but where will it come from? Can I alone do it? Can Senator Connell do it alone? How about the Chancellor? The sad truth is NONE of us have the power to change anything alone. Naboo should be in the Republic and be represented. Their voice, considering the way Queen Talani is talking, would be a wonderful addition and perhaps a voice of reason.

      However, the Republic is what you call a Representative Democracy… ergo, a Republic. A pure democracy is only feasible on a world of relatively small population. There is no law in the Republic regulating a member world’s local government model, so if you like and can maintain a pure democracy, then by all means do so. However, the Republic is a Republic… as if the name of our supernation didn’t give that away. Your delegation represents the will of your people and is counted as a vote in the senate. thus, your senator should bring the will of your people to the Senate and convince the rest of us to agree with you and then likewise vote in your favour.

      This is the way it was meant to work, since a pure democracy cannot work to regulate many worlds. A pure democracy doesn’t have a true system of checks and balances. Rather it is where the people of responsible age gather and make a decision by popular vote. then your office holders obey the majority rule. That is similar to what the Republic does on a much larger scale, except that we require more government regulation to keep order and ensure that the decisions made by the Senate are honoured. This is why we have an executive branch, and Judicial branch, and a legislative branch all working together. No one branch has more power than another and at the end of the day it is the will of the most people that wins the day.

      Please understand that your anger is misplaced. If it is change you want, than come and help us make the changes.

  4. Gungan Warrior
    October 20, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Weesa will protect you – yousa nono be aFRAID!

    • Mr Osiv
      October 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM

      I for one have faith in you, brave gungan warriors!

  5. Sha'ira
    October 20, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Coruscant was taken by the same Sith who invaded Naboos lake Country. The Republic came to your aid in the time of crisis. While you may not agree with the New Republic, simply leaving especially in this time of great crisis seems a bit strange? If you wish for change you must fight and sacrifice not simply turn away from the problem. I wish Naboo the best.

  6. Tae Aichi
    October 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    I plan to speak with the Queen about this.

  7. Sapphire Tafo
    October 20, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    After 20 days of combat, the Republic supports remain inexistent to the patriots or Tython suffering the occupation of the Galactic Empire.

    The only assistance comes from private organisations or Jedi order, which, I’m sure, would have answered to the call of the liberty by themselves.

    Even if I would disagree with the Queen on certain points, her position is understandable.

    • Ayeka Kel
      October 20, 2012 at 7:44 PM

      Yes. we will totally give up our capital and the approximately 1 trillion citizens and the economic goods of Coruscant for a few thousand at Tython. Senator Tafo, You wilfully do not understand the gravity of the situation and cannot seem to see past your own scope of the political realm. Expand your mind and your view, else I fear your time in office may be short indeed. Citizen of Tython, if you are reading this, take note. Can you find one among you who cares about a bigger picture than your current Senator?

      • Sapphire Tafo
        October 21, 2012 at 9:43 AM

        Yet another example of a republic absolute monarchy blaming a democratic system and explaining them how they shall choose their representative.

        I’m not a woman, who when my system in occupied by a hostile force to abandon it with all my fortune, serve as mercenary into a foreign world and become wealthy businesswoman then Senator to another, like some lovely republic monarchy has the pleasure to have.

        My duty is only with my people in the time they need me the most. Those wonderful people who are fighting with amazing courage and honour against an overwhelming enemy, and those you are considering being worthless.

        Shall I be surprised? No, the Republic military minister, another foreigner, bluntly refused to even listen our need and never had a single spare man trying to meet the freedom fighters. Since when is the ignorance a military talent?

        Senator Kel, you’re cultivating this ignorance, refusing to see Tython as nearly as many citizens, millions, than Onderon where you were named Senator, if ever you know the number of those being asked to vote for you.

  8. Causidicus
    October 20, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Ye of such little faith, Queen Talani. Shun a friend at their weakest and you shall not have them at their strongest.

  9. Master Marsh Solo
    October 20, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    I do not agree with that the queen said about the chancellor using us jedi. there has been times that the chancellor has given use order and the chancellor knows this as well as the vice chencellor we as jedi are here to serive the republic and not be there army. As far as tython goes and i swear to you all on my life blood what ever this darth name is and i know who she is by her name in the new jedi order. will be taken down and place on trail for murder of my son and the governer of tython. i swear that on my left blood

  10. October 20, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Wow, looks like the Republic’s taking its PR cues from the Empire.

    If only they would respond as quickly to oh, I don’t know…
    Capital planets being invaded.
    Member planets being invaded.
    Vice chancellors being kidnapped.
    Vice chancellors being killed.
    Senators being kidnapped.
    Senators being trapped on hostile worlds.
    Endor leaving the Republic.
    Bakura leaving the Republic.

    Or, you know, anything at all.

    The only difference between these guys and the new “galactic empire” right now is they don’t have a big rival republic group waiting to jump up and bite their ankles over this.

  11. Morrigan Wemyss
    October 20, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Personally I think the with drawl from the republic by Naboo is not the wisest idea that could be made. While the republic may or may not be the strongest miltary force in the galaxy at present, it is far stronger than Naboo left to her own devices. Naboo is not known for its miltary history apart from a few battles in centuries past. For it to remove it’s self from the republic now, is inviting trouble.

    The fact the queen seems to be one who leaves alliences when it suits her, does not speak well for her either, as judging from some of the comments at least there is a part of the Naboo who do not trust her judgement on this matter.

  12. Ayeka Kel
    October 20, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Withdrawing and going independent isn’t going to fix things… rather it will only see the end of the Republic. Without the Republic, who can stand against evil for good? A bunch of independent worlds with perhaps only loose solidarity? I think not. Try being the change you want in the Republic, rather than running away from it and hope it goes away. Without the shared resources and internal business of a large government, an independent world with a highish profile will not last long against the Empire. I urge those who condemn us to instead come and make a difference. Secession and apathy will do no one good.

  13. Ayeka Kel
    October 24, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Sapphire Tafo :
    Yet another example of a republic absolute monarchy blaming a democratic system and explaining them how they shall choose their representative.
    I’m not a woman, who when my system in occupied by a hostile force to abandon it with all my fortune, serve as mercenary into a foreign world and become wealthy businesswoman then Senator to another, like some lovely republic monarchy has the pleasure to have.
    My duty is only with my people in the time they need me the most. Those wonderful people who are fighting with amazing courage and honour against an overwhelming enemy, and those you are considering being worthless.
    Shall I be surprised? No, the Republic military minister, another foreigner, bluntly refused to even listen our need and never had a single spare man trying to meet the freedom fighters. Since when is the ignorance a military talent?
    Senator Kel, you’re cultivating this ignorance, refusing to see Tython as nearly as many citizens, millions, than Onderon where you were named Senator, if ever you know the number of those being asked to vote for you.

    I may have been born and raised in a Monarchy by every definition of the word, but that doesn’t make me someone who wishes to turn the Republic into the Hapes Consortium. I respect and recognise the difference between my culture and that of others. Your prejudice against those of foreign origin is simply offensive and disturbing, to put it politely.

    You think I abandoned my people? How presumptuous! My Corporation is largely composed of Hapan refugees like myself. I formed Paragon Enterprises as a means of helping the Republic AND helping displaced Hapans. I formed this company not to get myself rich again, but to give my people a purpose and to help strengthen the Republic. My growing personal wealth is merely a convenient by-product of my efforts and one I do not take for granted. I am far more charitable than you paint me as as well.

    Tython is indeed a Republic world populated by Republic citizens no more or less important than any other. I do not fault them, dear Senator. I fault you. I suspect you of corruption and see you as a source thereof. If you wish to change my mind, then you must show me you are not the woman I think you are. Take action to prove me wrong before the Republic does its job and questions start being directed at you and those who support you by the Federal government.

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