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Didn't Imperial officers (or the general public) know that the Emperor was a Sith? [duplicate]

In Episode IV, everyone seems to believe that Vader is the only one left who can use the Force. Tarkin: The Jedi are extinct. Their fire has gone out of the universe. You, my friend, are all that's ...
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Do the common people of the galaxy know or care that Palpatine is a Sith Lord? [duplicate]

After Palpatine declares the first Empire Day and creates the Galactic Empire, the common people seem to believe his lie that the Jedi staged a rebellion against the Republic. Based on the Senate's ...
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Do the Imperials know they are evil?

In the Star Wars prequel trilogy (and in the Clone Wars TV show) we see that Darth Sidious fooled the galaxy gradually. The Republic was reorganized into the Galactic Empire with the people's ...
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Why was Count Dooku not given the title “Darth”?

I don't know the exact significance of the word "Darth" in the Sith world, but I think it was a word of honor for powerful Sith. That's why Anakin was given this word in his new name. All powerful ...
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Why did Palpatine wait so long before giving Order 66?

Order 66 was used after about 3 years of fighting during the Clone Wars. The primary goal was to wipe out the Jedi. When it was given, the excuse was that there were signs of a Jedi rebellion ...
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Did the Rebellion know that the Emperor was the Sith Lord Darth Sidious?

While it seems pretty obvious from the Original Trilogy that the Imperial commanders and officers were well aware of Vader and Palpatine's Sith affiliations, I never saw much (if anything) to indicate ...
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Why did the non-clone officers of the Republic serve the Empire?

Besides the Jedi, there are other non-clones serving the Galactic Republic in the Clone Wars. Many of them served at the officer level, particularly in the Republic's star fleets. Unless I am mistaken,...
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Why does Darth Sidious need bodyguards?

Darth Sidious had red-robed bodyguards on his shuttle and in his throne room. Why would a Sith Lord need bodyguards? He is an evil space wizard who can read minds, choke the life out of somebody ...
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Why was Vader's identity as Anakin kept a secret?

If Palpatine believed being known in public by his birth name rather than his Sith title is more beneficial, then why don't the same misgivings apply to Anakin being publicly known as Darth Vader? ...
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Who exactly knew that Chancellor Palpatine was Darth Sidious?

There are only few people who know it. I can include the following people: Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus - I'm sure he told Dooku, because he played such a huge role in Palpatine's plans and the war, so ...
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Is the title “Dark Lord of the Sith” reserved for the Sith Master?

For the Sith Order under the Rule of Two (i.e. from Darth Bane to Palpatine), does the Sith Apprentice hold the title "Dark Lord of the Sith"? Or is the title reserved for only the Sith Master? In ...
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Why did Darth Sidious wear a cloak?

As we all know, Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine appeared throughout The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi sporting his signature hooded cloak. And a handsome devil he was too. I'm ...
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How are people not aware that Palpatine is a Sith/Force Person?

Slightly different from "do people know that Palpatine is a Sith", in that it seems canon that people are unaware that Palpatine is Sith Numero Uno... I'm more curious why nobody seems to have twigged?...
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Were the people of the galaxy not concerned that Palpatine had named a Sith as his number 2 in the Empire? [duplicate]

Were the people of the galaxy not concerned that Palplatine had named a Sith Lord as his number 2 in the Empire?
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Why was Palpatine concerned about hiding his powers?

In Lords of the Sith: “You’ll have to do this yourself, my friend,” the Emperor said to Vader. “I can’t be seen using the Force before so many witnesses.” Vader openly uses his Force ability in ...

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