The Clone Wars were yet another thing to be upset about. Everything about that conflict had been a lie. The Separatists had been this big enemy, and yet when the Empire was declared they’d melted away as if at the push of a button. The big corporations had staged the whole thing, Skelly was sure. Wars sold more ships, more weapons, and more medical devices. And in the Clone Wars, even the soldiers on both sides were manufactured goods.
The Republic and the Confederacy had been partners in the same corrupt game.
John Jackson Miller, Star Wars: A New Dawn (New York: Del Ray, 2015), 51.