OMG. Double FLP. C'mon Kurgz, you'll tear VB3 to shreds if you keep that up
with regards to the Death Star and the Geonosians... that's a real "chicken and egg" scenario !
*The Geonosians helped design the DS1 for the Separatist Movement, to further their aims in freeing themselves from the constraints of the Republic.
*The Separatist movement was of course controlled by the sith, who used it as a springbaord to create a clone army and implement the jedi purge. So basically, the sith have been behind the idea of a weapon like the DS, and have used their agents to propagate the idea into a reality.
There is an upcoming book on the DS....it will hopefully tie together the different loose ends about its creation and construction...
BC abd AD are outdated Kurgz. Use them in a History term paper and you'll get fried !! its BCE and CE. Expl.
Although they are chronologically equivalent
I've never liked the notion of a 25,000 year old Republic. This figure was basically first introduced in Shatterpoint
Before this, there was the assumption based on the original KOTOR era comics that it was moreso 5000 BBY, which describes the Great Hyperspace War
The 25,000 BBY figure has been attributed to the introduction of hyperspace travel - not necessarily the formation of a huge centrally organsied galactic government. Those details simply do not exist.
Since hyperspace lanes hadnt been fully mapped out... the "Galactic" Republic would hardly have been that... but its Legit
also, CUSWE Entry
for further background.