The Galactic Civil War was a galaxy-spanning conflict between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance. After the Galactic Empire rose to power sometime following the Clone Wars and the fall of the Galactic Republic, the Rebel Alliance began to oppose the Empire’s rule, which began the conflict between the two. During the war, the Empire built a planet-destroying battle station, a space station that ended up being the location of the Battle of Yavin. The battle, which resulted in the destruction of the station, came to be considered a major historical event.
By the war's end, the Galactic Empire collapsed. The Rebel Alliance succeeded in its goal of restoring democracy to the galaxy, which resulted in the formation of the New Republic to replace the Empire. Furthermore, a dark lord had been killed, and the savior of the galaxy had been redeemed from the dark side of the Force and fulfilled his destiny.
- Star Wars: Episode I - The Chosen One (First appearance)