- "With the integration into the New Order and the evidence brought before me, I have no alternative than to conclude the Republic Senate is incapable of serving the people. By my order, the Senate is hereby disbanded on Year 21 Day 30. As you know, I have appointed Imperial governors to oversee the transition to rule by the Imperial Union. While accepting the unconditional surrender of the New Republic on behalf of the entire Imperial Union, it is important your worlds are divided amongst the Imperial Union member states. This is in recognition of the need to respect local traditions and cultures, and that direct Imperial rule over some of these regions is not an appropriate or responsible approach to harmony."
- — Emperor Seele, dissolving the remnants of the Galactic Republic