Originally Posted by lukeiamyourdad
He did say this Republic. If he said, the Republic, it would mean that there was none before. Only one.
If anything, it means that there was one before, maybe several and that Palpatine's Republic is only one of many.
For once, I actually agree with you. When he said the Republic has stood for a thousand years, maybe he meant the modern Republic - one thousand years before he said that, there was a major turning point in Republic history - the Sith vanished, and the Republic was de-militarized.
Or he could have reffering to how it stood for for one thousand years without war.
Of course, what's a better source? The movies or KOTOR? Definitely the second.