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Faction NameTrade Federation
The Trade Federation, a ubiquitous organization in the Star Wars universe, played a key role in fanning the flames of the Galactic Civil War. As the masters of interstellar trade, the Federation controlled much of the galactic trade routes, with the power to impose catastrophic blockades and manipulate galactic politics. Their vast droid armies posed a great threat to peace and tranquility, led by shrewd strategists such as the Neimoidian, Viceroy Nute Gunray. However, their lust for power was cut short when they fell under the rule of the Sith Lord Darth Sidious. The massive battleships and droids they once piloted have become tools of tyranny, plunging the galaxy into an age of turmoil and war. Explore this faction, its strategy, and its impact on the Star Wars universe. Learn about their central role in galactic history and their influential political maneuvers.


An important force in the Star Wars universe, the Trade Federation began as a small association of trading companies. It has grown into a powerful and large trade regulatory body. Over time, its influence and power changed from an economic entity to a formidable political force.
The main purpose of the Federation was to ensure open and efficient trade routes, but its ambitions were often intertwined with darker and larger plots. As the puppet organization of Sith Lord Darth Sidious, the Trade Federation played a key role in creating the conflict that led to the fall of the Old Republic. Armed with wealth and a vast droid army, the Federation manipulated the sector block on the peaceful planet of Naboo to further their political agenda. This brutal act led to the Battle of Naboo and demonstrated the Federation's willingness to use violent means to achieve its goals.
The Trade Federation's strength was ultimately their downfall. Their power was taken away after the Clone Wars, their fleet destroyed and their leadership disbanded. But their legacy in the Star Wars universe remains strong, leaving an indelible mark on galactic history. Overall, the Trade Federation was more than just a trading conglomerate; it was a symbol of corruption and manipulation, with commercial power turning into political tyranny and interstellar conflict.


A colossal interstellar shipping and trade conglomerate in the Star Wars universe, the Trade Federation played a central role in shaping galactic history. Dating back to the Republic era, the Federation's influence and wealth grew over time, with a private army of battle droids and important leadership in the Galactic Senate.
The Federation's rise to power can be attributed to major financial maneuvers and strategic alliances. Initially, a gang of trading companies appealed to the Senate of the Republic to obtain a monopoly on certain trade routes, promising lower prices. Thus the Trade Federation was born. The Federation's influence grew greatly when he entered the Galactic Senate, using his vast wealth to install political puppets in the Republic government and gain favor with important officials.
However, the ambitions of the Trade Federation did not go unchallenged. Markets monopolized by the Federation caused significant price erosion, particularly affecting the underdeveloped outer reaches. The Federation, not immune to the economic hardships it advocated, sought a tax increase in the Galactic Senate.
The turning point came with the blockade of Naboo, when the Federation tried to force the planet's queen to sign a treaty legalizing their actions, protesting the taxing of the Galactic Republic's trade routes. The attempt was thwarted by the intervention of Jedi diplomats and a young Anakin Skywalker, marking a major turning point in galactic history.
The blockade of Naboo was the catalyst for bigger, darker projects. Secretly allied with the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, the Trade Federation became a tool in an elaborate plan to rule the galaxy. Their actions led to the start of the Clone Wars and the subsequent rise of the Galactic Empire.
The development of the Trade Federation presents a cautionary tale of unbridled ambition and greed leading to inevitable downfall. Their manipulation and corruption of systemic structures into self-esteem ultimately led to their downfall and the emergence of a much darker power.

Notable Members

Member #
Nute Gunray
Rune Haako
Daultay Dofine
Lott Dod
Gilramos Libkath
Tey How
Mar Tuuk
Denaria Kee
Lushros Dofine
Mik Regrap


The powerful conglomerate of the Star Wars universe, the Trade Federation operates primarily from the planet Neimoidia, extending its control over numerous "portfolio worlds," colonies so named for their economic importance. These colonies include Cato Neimoidia, Deko Neimoidia and Koru Neimoidia.
With its mist-covered mushroom forests and mushroom-shaped landforms, Neimoidia offers a unique and biologically rich landscape. The world is littered with Droid Control Ships, a reflection of the Federation's economic and military prowess. The trade routes that pass through Neimoidia, along with its abundant resources, contribute to its importance in galactic trade and commerce. The wallet worlds, with their beautiful bridge cities and lavish lifestyles, showcase the financial prowess of Neimoids. Neimoidians, despite their importance, treat these planets simply as expendable commodities, emphasizing their ruthless and profit-oriented attitude. From the intricate streets of Koru Neimoidia to the sprawling mansions of Cato Neimoidia, every structure is a testament to the grandeur and extravagance of the Trade Federation. The extensive use of mechanization and droid labor on these worlds shows the Federation's reliance on technology. These geographic features are the foundation of the immense economic and political power that makes up the Trade Federation in the Star Wars universe.

Legacy and Impact

The Trade Federation's massive influence in the Star Wars universe goes beyond its initial portrayal in the prequel trilogy. His influence is also reflected in the original and sequels. The Federation's monopoly power created the perfect breeding ground for Palpatine to rise to power. Without such a disruptive force in the Galactic Republic, Palpatine may not succeed in his tyrannical rule. Additionally, the Federation's obsession with technological dominance over biological entities paved the way for iconic elements such as the droid army. This faction's unique combination of trade and war has radically changed interstellar politics and been the catalyst for many significant events. The legacy of the Trade Federation lives on across the universe, conjuring a cautionary tale of unchecked capitalism and political corruption.