The Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS), also known as the Confederacy, the Confederates, the Separatist Confederacy, the pro-secessionists colloquially as Separatists, or Seps for short, and lesser known as the "Separatist Alliance" was the government and separatist movement led by Count Jard Dooku formed by various planetary and sectorial governments, as well as some mega-corporations, that declared intentions to leave the New Republic, due to the massive debt, excessive taxation, and corruption in the Senate in the aftermath of the Galactic Civil War.
The Rise of the Separatist movementEdit
- "As I explained to you earlier, I am quite convinced that ten thousand more systems will rally to our cause with your support, gentlemen."
- ―Count Dooku to the Leadership Council
In the decades prior to the Yuuzhan Vong War, the New Republic was seen by many as a failing government, plagued by corruption and mindless bureaucracy that stifled the voices of many constituents represented in the Galactic Senate.
Although the New Republic recognized that many of its member worlds were in rebellion, many government officials in both the New Republic and the Galactic Empire refused to publicly acknowledge the existence of the Confederacy as their common government, deeming that doing so would legitimize it.
- "Our friends from the Trade Federation have pledged their support. And when their forces are combined with ours, we shall have an army greater than any in the galaxy. The Jedi will be overwhelmed. The Republic will agree to any demands we make."
- ―Count Dooku
The Confederacy marshaled armed forces to its cause, to be eventually used to topple the Republic and take the capital planet of Coruscant, all while Dooku continued to recruit more star systems to his cause.