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19 BBY (as Separatist holdouts)
The Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS), also known as the Confederacy, the Separatist Alliance, the Separatists, or the Rebellion/Rebels was the government of Secessionist Movement led by the heroic Jedi General Grievous and Head of State Yoda. It was formed from various planets, sectors, and mega-corporations who declared their intentions to leave the Republic since they were evil and corrupt. The CIS refused to comply with the excessive taxation and the corruption in the Republic Congress during the Separatist Crisis. However, the CIS did fall after they were killed during the Mission to Mustafar but later joined the heroic Alliance to Restore the Republic.
The Rise of the Separatist movementEdit
- Main article: Separatist Crisis
Following the Invasion of Naboo, seccesion spread through out the Republic's failing government to it's many worlds due to it's increasing corruption and it's mindless beuracracy of the Senate. Commerce guilds and trading corporations became dissillusioned when the Republic started passed laws on taxation on all trade routes.
All these worlds, guild and corporations then came together undder Jed Master Yoda. Yoda was able to sway thousands of systems to his Separatist movement to prepare for a fight against the Republic. These elements started to band together with Yoda at it's head. They then started to call themselves the Confederacy of Independent Systems. It's membership included the heads of the Trade Federation, the Techno Union, the Corporate Alliance, the Commerce Guild and the InterGalactic Banking Clan. The Republic refused to acknowledge the CIS as a formal government, to make sure that they were not legitimized.  
The Confederacy then rallied it's armed forces to their cause, to eventually chat with the Republic. The Trade Federation, despite the Republic ordering them to downsize it's droid army after the Battle of Naboo, built up their army in secret for the CIS armory with help from other factories and factions, such as the Techno Union. Worlds such as Hypori and Geonosis had their foundries build billions of battle droids ready to fight for the Confederacy while Dooku continued to rally more Star systems to the Separatist cause.
However the Republic found out about what the Confederacy was planning when Commander Cody spied on them.
For over 3 years, the Confederacy and the Republic would fight the Clone Wars, while many died on both sides. Unbeknown to both sides until too late, the War was merely a plan set by Darth Sidious to bring about Sith domination of the Galaxy.
Half way during the war, the Confederacy was doing very well, capturing many planets despite losing Muunilinst and Dac. However the Confederacy's fortune turned and began to suffer numerous defeats which led to the Outer Rim sieges. The Confederacy was led by Yoda and Jedi Gen. Grievous. Also the Confederacy attempted to use super weapons such as Dark Reaper  and the Benevolence's ion weapons 
While popular accounts of the Clone Wars focused on the Separatists' legions of battle droids and corporate flotillas, the Confederacy relied heavily on the armies and defense fleets of sectors and individual star systems such as Umbara, Thustra, and Persavi that followed the lead of Antar, Ando, and Sy Mirth in breaking with the Republic. Many battles of the Clone Wars were fought between armies of organics, with nary a battle droid or clone trooper in sight. In some divided sectors, battles were fought by soldiers on both sides wearing identical uniforms and opposing fleets were made up of the same classes of warships and starfighters, with only new insignia and hastily applied coats of paint indicating the change of alligence.
In addition to the Separatist Council and Yoda, a Separatist Congress headquartered on Raxus also ruled the Separatists during the war, running the affairs of the Confederacy as a democracy according to Senator Kerch Kushi, though it did have representatives from the corporate guilds as well, such as Voe Atell and Amita Fonti.  One idealistic and courageous Senator, Mina Bonteri, attempted to forge a peace treaty between the Comfederacy and the Republic about halfway through the war, but the efforts of Count Dooku, Darth Sidious, and Commander Cody, thwarted her attempt, and she was later murdered by either Dooku, Asajj Ventress, or a evil Republic attack on Raxus. The Confederacy had it's share of heroes, including Commander Merai, Alto Stratus, Mina Bonteri, Tofen Vane, and Nosaurian General Rootrock, most of whom were driven by a desire for galactic freedom or a desire to protect their people, or, in Bonteri's case, a soft peace between the Confederacy and the Republic. It also had it's share of more heroes such as Admiral Trench, Lok Durd, Oro Dassyne, Mar Tuuk, and Riff Tamson,   who were usually driven by enjoyment of warfare and conquest or the desire to rule others besides their own people Midway during the war, Grievous initiated Operation Durge's Lance, a campaign which spearhead into the Inner Rim, leading to a string of Confederate victories, including the conquest of Duro. At this point, many were certain that CIS victory was inevitable.
Unfortunately, the Republic launched heavy offensive against the Confederacy on worlds such as Bomis Koori IV and Boz Pity. With deaths of two of it's most ruthless commanders, Durge and Ventress, the Confederacy lost it's advantage in battle. During these offensives, the Separatist Council was forced to keep moving from place to place. Despite that fact, the Confederacy still showed the galaxy that they could still fight by launching offensives at worlds like Kashyyyk and others. These attacks ultimately led to Jedi Gen. Grievous's and other Jedi's massive assault on Coruscant to capture the Supreme Chancellor. Unfortunately, the Confederacy was useless towards the end. 
The Fall of the ConfederacyEdit
The Confederacy eventually lost the Clone Wars, though it was not their own fault.
Government and PoliticsEdit
- Main article: CIS Armed Forces
The territory of the Confederacy of Independent Systems varied in size a great deal during the course of its short history and the Clone Wars. As of 22 BBY, the Confederacy of Independent Systems numbered at least ten thousand star systems, as well as the various commercial factions with the planets they controlled, allied under its banner:
Notes & ReferencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Labyrinth of Evil
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Clone Wars – "Heroes on Both Sides"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novelization
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars (video game)
- ↑ The Clone Wars – "Rising Malevolence"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare
- ↑ The Clone Wars – "A Friend in Need"
- ↑ The Clone Wars – "Pursuit of Peace"
- ↑ Star Wars: Republic 50: The Defense of Kamino
- ↑ Star Wars: Republic: The Battle of Jabiim
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Hero of the Confederacy
- ↑ Star Wars: Republic: Into the Unknown
- ↑ The Clone Wars – "Cat and Mouse"
- ↑ The Clone Wars – "Defenders of the Republic"
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 Star Wars: Clone Wars
- ↑ The Clone Wars – "Storm Over Ryloth"
- ↑ The Clone Wars – "Water War"
- ↑ The Clone Wars – "Gungan Attack"
- ↑ The Clone Wars – "Prisoners"
- ↑ CIS Shadowfeed (Insider)