Mikey wrote:Tyyr wrote:That's the point of the thread, what is the reason they secede per the movies? The result seems to be...
"Because that's the plot damn it!" -Lucas
Like I mentioned to Mark in the SW "Random Musings" thread... that is all there is, because the movies aren't meant to be essays in literacy. The main - read "only" - point is supposed to be the melodrama and the action. While that's not an IU reason, it does preclude the makers feeling the need for one.
But it also contributes to the overall feeling with the movies that they are not real. You can't have drama or audience involvement in the action if we don't understand the fundamental reason behind it. I have seen professional wrestlers who had a turn to a heel that involved more drama for the audience than the prequels did.
The civil war makes no sense. That is why the EU get so silly some time is trying to paper over this logical mess. There is no fundamental reason for powers that want to be independent to leave a government that quite obviously has no ability to control them anyway.