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At the end of Episode III, everything was great for Darth Sidious what with him having become the Emperor, Leader of the Republic Empire and its Clone Army. However, the latter was ordered by Jedi Sifo-Dyas (unapproved by the Council though) and without it, the Republic might probably have ended up losing the war against the Separatists. So what was the original plan before the Clone Army showed up? The Republic surrendering just to learn who actually led them would probably not have been that convincing to its inhabitants and would probably have left the Jedi Council, his sworn enemies, intact.

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    Um... the clone army was the plan... – TGnat Oct 17 '13 at 14:46
  • Would the downvoter care to comment? Apparently the only hint at Sith involvement into the commission of the Clone Army in the movies was that one quote from Jango Fett, which I apologize for not having memorized by heart... – Zommuter Oct 21 '13 at 15:44
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The clones were the original plan.

Note from the link you posted:

OBI-WAN: Sido-Dyas. Is he not the Jedi who hired you for this job?

JANGO FETT: Never heard of him.

OBI-WAN: Really.

JANGO FETT: I was recruited by a man called Darth Tyranus on one of the moons of Bogden.

Darth Tyranus was Dooku's Sith name, and Dooku was Sidious' apprentice. QED.

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    "I was recruited by a man called Tyranus" is also in the movie, you know. – user8719 Oct 17 '13 at 15:05
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    I was almost going to change the transcript to that from the actual movie, until I realized the only difference is the changed name (Sido-Dyas became Sifo-Dyas). – Plutor Oct 17 '13 at 16:11
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    @Plutor - yup, the draft status definitely shouldn't be seen as a minus-point here. – user8719 Oct 17 '13 at 17:52
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    @vsz - I'd need to rewatch AotC but my memory tells me that Jango Fett just said "Tyranus" (i.e without the "Darth") in the movie; if so there's nothing to link the name "Tyranus" with the Sith. – user8719 Oct 20 '13 at 14:03
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    The clones weren't the original plan. Syfo-Dyas sensed the coming of the droid armies and commissioned the building of a clone army. After the infrastructure was completed and before the genetic jiggery-pokery took place, Sifo-Dyas' plan was uncovered by the Sith and he was killed by them and his place taken by Dooku who continued to fund the project. He also provided the genetics from a (mean) bounty-hunter rather than a (noble) someone else. – Valorum Oct 29 '17 at 20:02

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