"Designed by the Dark Lord of the Sith, this web is. For now, play his game, we must."
―Jedi Grand Master Yoda
The Clone Wars (22-19 BBY), occasionally referred to as the Clone War or the Separatist War, was the name given to the three-year pan-galactic conflict that divided the galaxy in warfare between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The war's name is derived from the clone troopers utilized by the Republic against that of the battle droid forces of the Confederacy. The respective armies that each composed, the Grand Army of the Republic and the Separatist Droid Army, were the two of the largest ever pitted against each other in galactic history, and fighting between them rapidly spread to countless inhabited worlds.
Prior to the conflict, Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Sidious amassed political power in his alter ego, the Republic's Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine, while his Sith apprentice, Count Dooku, sparked the Separatist Crisis that saw hundreds of Republic star systems flock to his nascent Confederacy. Dooku, a former Jedi Master, also secretly commissioned an army of clone troopers from Kamino to serve as soldiers for the Jedi and the Republic in the coming war.
Beginning with the First Battle of Geonosis, the conflict quickly spread throughout the galaxy with both sides scoring significant victories over the other. At different times during the war, it seemed that either side was likely to triumph over the other. During the initial phase of the war, both the Republic and the Confederacy vied for control of major hyperspace lanes to gain an advantage over one another, ending when Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, secured an alliance between the Republic and the Hutt Clan. The next two years of the war saw both sides skirmish with and raid each other, with worlds such as Ryloth, Felucia, Malastare, and even Kamino becoming flashpoints. #ashoka#ashokatano#coruscantguard#captainrex#anakinskywalker#commandercody#arctrooper#obiwankenobi#grandarmyoftherepublic#theclonewars#clonetrooper#commandodroid#starwars#tcw#jedi#jedimaster#jediorder#fordo#arctrooper77