Confederacy of Independent Systems
Political information
Type of government


Founding document

Articles of Secession


Articles of Secession

Head of State

Head of State

Head of Government

Head of State


Supreme Commander of the Droid Armies,Supreme Commander of the Separatist Droid Army

De facto leader

Darth Sidious

Executive branch

Head of State

Legislative branch

Separatist Council

Societal information

Raxus Prime (original), Geonosis, Mustafar,Utapau, and possibly others

Official language

Galactic Basic Standard


Galactic Credit Standard

Historical information
Formed from

Galactic Republic

Date of establishment

24 BBY

Date of reorganization

19 BBY

Date of dissolution

19 BBY, most Separatist holdouts dissolved by 11 BBY; non-organized resistance dissolved in 3 ABY


Rise of the Empire era

"The Republic cannot be fixed, m'lady. It is time to start over." - Count Dooku to Padmé Amidala

The Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS), also known as the Confederacy, the New Order, the pro-secessionists and colloquially as the Separatists, was the government and separatist movement publicly led by Count Dooku, a.k.a. Darth Tyranus, (and secretly by Darth Sidious) formed by various planetary and sectorial governments, as well as some megacorporations, that declared intentions to leave the Galactic Republic due to corruption in the Senate during the Separatist Crisis.

Eventually, tensions between it and the Republic developed into war after Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Padmé Amidala were sentenced to execution on Geonosis and a group of Jedi led by Mace Windu attempted to rescue them. After the Republic revealed its clone army on Geonosis, the Separatists were forced to retreat, beginning a great war that would last for three years and tear the galaxy apart.

The CIS put fear in the hearts of countless citizens of the Republic, largely due to General Grievous, Supreme Commander of the Droid Armies. The Confederacy won many battles in the ensuing war but was dissolved when its leaders were killed on Mustafar, allowing Palpatine to reform the Republic into the Galactic Empire.

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