In the opening crawl for Attack of the clones we learn that:

Several thousand solar systems have declared their intentions to leave the Republic.

How many solar systems were part of the Republic in the first place?

And, if someone would happen to know; How many systems actually left the Republic?

  • I think there was a similar question already in the past asking for a list of separatist systems – Thomas Jan 21 '16 at 18:47
  • Possible, though I didn't find it when I searched. And what I really want to know is how many are part of the Republic. – webejaxx Jan 21 '16 at 18:52

In the "Making of Star Wars - The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film" factbook, George Lucas gave some additional (albeit now non-canon) detail about the Galactic Senate:

LEIA ON THE HISTORY OF THE EMPIRE "In the Old Republic, all the systems sent their representatives to the Senate. It wasn't an Imperial Senate; it was a Republican Senate, which made the decisions that controlled the Republic. There were 24,372 systems in the Galactic Senate. The Senate would vote in a Chancellor or an overseer who would work for four years as the leader of the executive branch of the Republic. You were only supposed to be able to run for one four-year term — you were only eligible for one term.”

Given that the Republic's "Grand Convocation Chamber" only seats 1024, it stands to reason that a large proportion of the systems in the Republic choose to share representation with other systems. This number also doesn't seem to include what would presumably be a truly vast number of populated moons, asteroids and planetary colonies that are represented by their home planets.

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  • And they put all the necessary working parts on one, well-known planet. Well done. – user40790 Jan 22 '16 at 23:29
  • @axelrod - You gotta put it somewhere :-) – Valorum Jan 25 '16 at 17:08

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