which brings me to the unrealistic point that the Republic had gone for thousands of years without a full war
"Do what must be done, do not hasitate, show no mercy!" ~ Darth Sidious
"Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion I gain strength.
Through strength I gain power.
Through power I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me." ~ Sith Code