Symbol of the Galactic Empire
The Galactic Empire, also known as the New Order, or simply the Empire, was the totalitarian and imperialistic galactic government established by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic and bring Sith rule to the galaxy.
The Republic, which had lasted for almost 25,000 years, ended following a period of intense political turmoil and the devastation of the Clone Wars. After General Grievous was defeated at the Battle of Utapau, and shortly after the leaders of the Confederacy of Independent Systems were being killed on Mustafar by Darth Vader, Palpatine began a purge of the Jedi Order, declared himself Emperor of the galaxy and reorganized the Galactic Republic into the first Galactic Empire.
With a vast network of resources and shipbuilding yards in its control, the Empire manufacturers a wide armada of vehicles & vessels for its military campaigns. They are among the most precisely manufactured craft in the galaxy and tend to utilize the most modern technologies available.
Several of these vehicles and starships have become trademark icons of the Empire, such as the agile TIE fighter. The All Terrain (AT) walkers (example) have also gained recognition, unusually designed with legs instead of wheels or repulsorlifts; this style gives them an imposing appearance and empowers them to traverse nearly any type of terrain.
For detailed lists of the Galactic Empire's in-mod technologies, please see: