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Coruscant was the metropolitan capital planet of the Galactic Republic and, later, the Galactic Empire, serving as the political hub of the galaxy for thousands of years. In 13,000 BBY, Coruscant was briefly under the control of the Alsakan Union. Coruscant was also the location of the Jedi Temple, the central headquarters for the Jedi Order after the Alsakan Crisis.
Coruscant was chosen as the capital of the Galactic Republic upon the signing of the Galactic Constitution, an event that marked the foundation of the Republic. A few centuries later, Coruscant was the site of the First Jedi Schism. The Dark Jedi Xendor, along with the Legions of Lettow that he led, attacked the Jedi on Coruscant in an effort to destroy them, though Xendor and the Legions were defeated by the Jedi Order.
In 13,000 BBY, Coruscant was attacked once more when the theocratic Alsakan Union, hoping to terraform the city planet to restore its natural elements, invaded and took control of Coruscant from the Republic. The Republic regained control of the planet at the end of the resulting Alsakan Crisis.
Following the collapse of the Galactic Republic and the rise of the Galactic Empire, Coruscant remained the political capital of the galaxy. Having been the location of the Galactic Senate during the time of the Republic, Coruscant became the headquarters of the Imperial Senate that came to power in its place.
Society and cultureEdit
Individuals who lived on Coruscant often spoke with a Coruscanti accent. The higher education individuals received on Coruscant, such as at the University of Coruscant, caused some people in the galaxy to view Coruscant as a planet of elitists.
- Alsakan Crisis (First appearance)
- Great Hutt Wars
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Appears in hologram)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Darth Bane: Path of Destruction (Mentioned only)
- Darth Bane: Rule of Two
- Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil
- Star Wars: Episode I - The Chosen One (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Alderaan Affair (Mentioned only)