Galactic Civil War
Battle of Yavin
Real-world information
First appearance

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Film and TV appearances


Fictional information
Major battles
  • Battle of Yavin
  • Battle of Hoth
  • Battle of Endor

Rebel victory

The Galactic Civil War was the main conflict of the original trilogy, fought between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance. It is first introduced in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope when the Rebels have only won their first major victory, and leads into the decisive Battle of Yavin where Luke Skywalker destroys the Death Star. The war continues in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back where the Rebels suffer a number of defeats, before concluding in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi with the deaths of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader. The upcoming animated series, Star Wars Rebels, will showcase the formation of the Rebel Alliance and, likely, the earliest days of the war.

Official canon appearancesEdit

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