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- Queen Apailana of Naboo insisted that any Jedi were still friends of Naboo. In doing so, she had thumbed her nose at the Empire, frustrating, among others, Inquisitor Malorum. Eventually, this could not be tolerated. The Empire cracked down on Naboo for harbouring fugitive Jedi by sending the 501st Legion to assassinate Apailana. They did so, and ensured that the next monarch was pro-Empire.
- Ansan Talam began mining on Tasariq.
- The Empire came to Verkuyl, taking it over from BactaCo.
- Josh Arands was born on Tralus.
- Kuat Drive Yards sold the Delta starfighter and unarmed vessel line to Sienar Fleet Systems.
- Giju, the Herglic home planet, was one of the first targeted by the New Order.
- Nardo Sau, a xenoarchaeologist, was one of the new breed which sprung up during the early years of the New Order. Unlike historians such as his chief rival, Angrail Ryhl, Sau was in the business to sell his discoveries to the highest bidder. Sau developed ties to several major corporations, and obtained a great deal of corporate sponsorship, something he used to get past the Imperial bureaucracy to obtain licenses before Ryhl could.
- Xenosurvey & Measurements Limited produced a variety of planetary exploration and scouting probes.
- Lamin Zykara was born on Sluis Van.
- The Imperial Procurator of Justice declared the inhabitants of New Plympto expendable, allowing the Empire to take the planet and kill any resistance.
- A monumental idea was born, linking vast and disparate corporate interests. Galactic Corporate Policy League members began analysing the revenues of the existing Corporate Sector. Probes into the surrounding regions of space showed an amazing coincidence; of the thousands of stars within and near the Corporate Sector, only eleven were known to contain intelligent species, and none of them had been contacted by the Republic. With careful doctoring of evidence and discrete "first contact teams", the League could distort the evidence to show no such species. The result was an undeveloped and "uninhabited" region of space, rich with resources. Thousands of star systems were ripe for "development". Baron Tagge, informal leader of the League, formulated a plan centred on changing the way the Corporate Sector was administered. He proposed that the region of space known as the Corporate Sector be expanded to include nearly 30 000 unclaimed stars. He proposed that a new corporation, the Corporate Sector Authority, be formed. The Authority would be the sole owner, employer, government and military of the region. The Authority would buy all the existing corporate facilities within the Corporate Sector, as well as shepherd the development of all future resources. Companies that already had facilities would receive shares in exchange for turning over their property. These companies and others could invest in the Sector by providing funds to the Authority. The Authority would handle every major industrial venture, including exploration, extraction, refining, processing and manufacturing. The Authority would maintain order, run the business operations, research and develop new products, and promote the sale of goods in the Sector without outside interference. Profits from the Sector's operations would be split proportionate to the shares amongst all the investing companies. Aside from profits derived directly from business operations, the Authority would also supply raw materials and manufactured goods to the parent companies at greatly discounted prices. The companies would profit handsomely from this system. To interest Emperor Palpatine, the proposal would provide an operations tax directly to Palpatine. While the net would be considerably smaller than the taxes for comparable worlds within the Empire proper, the revenues would go directly to the Imperial government, rather that be split amongst sector, planetary and local governments. Likewise, because the Authority would be responsible for maintaining order and policing the region, there would be no investment in the region by the Empire. In Baron Tagge's vision, the Corporate Sector would be a tremendous boon to Imperial coffers with no effort on the part of the Empire. With his scheme developed, Baron Tagge invited all the existing Corporate Sector companies, as well as members of the League, to a week-long closed door conference on the banking world of Aargau. There, he presented his plan. For a week, in the splendour of the famed Dragonbird Gardens of Aargau, from dawn to late at night, they haggled and wrangled and debated. But, at the end of the week, the Baron and his comrades had their charter. The proposed charter further refined the Baron's ideas. The League proposed the creation of a special non-interference region, separate and autonomous from the surrounding Empire. The region would be a limited free market fief. That meant materials restrictions, often invoked during martial law in the Empire, could be ignored. Also, there would be no content supervision over advertising and media in the Sector. Since the region was devoid of all sapient life, there would be no first contact priorities to interfere with total economic conversion. Here, there would be no need of economic conversion or social policy and the Authority could maintain its own control over the fief worlds. As a special incentive, there were to be no corporate taxes or import / export fees on any products transported into or out of the Sector. Companies would not pay taxes of any sort on materials and expenditures intended for sale or trade to the Sector Authority. Of course, they would still have to pay the usual taxes and levies on their total income and their non-Sector holdings. As a compensation to the Empire, there would be a yearly stipend of 3% of the total gross product from the Sector. Furthermore, all funds would be paid directly into the Imperial treasury. Lastly, 9% of all materials and 20% of strategic rare elements would be given directly to the Empire for its military build-up. Many well known companies such as TaggeCo., Bank of the Core, Kuat Drive Yards, Rendili StarDrive, Cybot Galactica, Corellian Engineering Corp, and various others would be among the 'sponsors' of the Corporate Sector Authority.
- A purge of free speech on Adarlon was carried out under Emperor Palpatine's orders by Babel Torsch.
- The Ffib religious order ended its missionary activities shortly after the creation of the New Order.
- Using the lure of keeping the Mining Guild "independent", Emperor Palpatine seduced the Guild to align with the Empire.
- The NewsNet known as Smuggler's Scuttlebutt was created.
- The Imperial Senate, under Emperor Palpatine, investigated the stone mite creatures they believe were created by the Arkanians.
- The Neimoidians, an offshoot of the Duros species millennia old, still reeling and scattered after the dissolution of the Neimoidian Trade Federation, finally re-emerged into galactic society, having integrated themselves back into their own subsection of Duros society after millennia.
- As the Empire began to bury any references to the Jedi in historical records, Hess Korrin's antiquities section on Obroa-skai was shut down by the Imperial Security Bureau.
- Unhapy with the callous performance of the DD-13 in his cybernetic refitting sessions, Darth Vader decided not to renew the the DD-13 contract with Ubrikkian Steamworks. Ubrikkian retired the DD-13 line (instead focusing on the DD-19 Overseer labour pool droid), even as the Empire began using limited edition versions of Industrial Automaton's MD-5 as a replacement for the DD-13 droids.
- During the reign of the Empire, Imperial Advisers were put on the executive board of MandalMotors. One of these, the Suprema, also monitored the City of Bone slave colony on Mandalore. Once the Advisers were in place, MandalMotors began selling Pursuer Enforcement Ships to police forces across the galaxy, not just on previously Separatist worlds.
- Josh Arands was born on Tralus.
- Lamin Zykara was born on Sluis Van.
Behind the scenes
The vast majority of information here is taken wholesale from the Star Wars Timeline Gold by Nathan Butler, and is used with the author's permission.