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* Non-clone members of the Republic military almost always refer to the Jedi by the military ranks they hold in the GAR. That's because they're always seen in military circumstances, where their ranks as Jedi hold no value but their military ranks do.
** Tarkin [[InsistentTerminology always refers to the Jedi by their military ranks]], but during Ahsoka's trial he calls her "former Padawan". That would be because the Jedi Council specifically stripped her of her rank within the GAR, thus she's not a commander anymore... And because it suits his goals more to underscore her former association with the Jedi rather than the one with the military.



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* In "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much", the troopers chasing [[spoiler:Ahsoka]] shoot to kill, even employing [[NoKillLikeOverkill a heavy laser turret]], until ordered otherwise by Anakin. Proof that the methods of TheEmpire are already appearing? Maybe... Or maybe the Clones, knowing they were dealing with a Jedi they had all reasons to presume hostile and having heard of what happened when the 501st Legion tried to arrest Pong Krell for treason, decided it was the less dangerous way to deal with her.


* The Trade Federation, Banking Clan, and Techno Union are shown as pro-Separatist in the theatrical films and yet, they are constantly telling people that they're neutral in ''The Clone Wars''. However, Obi-Wan was the only person from the Republic around when the corporations declare their allegiance to Dooku back in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''. Since the Senate only has [[YouHaveToBelieveMe Obi-Wan's word to go on]], Lott Dodd and the other [[MegaCorp senators representing]] [[OneNationUnderCopyright the different companies]] publicly disavowed their pro-Separatist leaders such as Gunray. This way, the corporations have PlausibleDeniability in order to [[PlayingBothSides play both sides]] while Nute Gunray, Wat Tambor and the other leaders who declared their support for Dooku remain in power as [[TheManBehindTheMan The Men Behind The Men]] with Lott Dodd and the others serving as [[PuppetKing Puppet Kings]].

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* The Trade Federation, Banking Clan, and Techno Union are shown as pro-Separatist in the theatrical films and yet, they are constantly telling people that they're neutral in ''The Clone Wars''. However, Obi-Wan was the only person from in the Republic around when the corporations declare their allegiance to Dooku back in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''. Since the Senate only has [[YouHaveToBelieveMe Obi-Wan's word to go on]], Lott Dodd and the other [[MegaCorp senators representing]] [[OneNationUnderCopyright the different companies]] publicly disavowed their pro-Separatist leaders such as Gunray. This way, the corporations have PlausibleDeniability in order to [[PlayingBothSides play both sides]] while Nute Gunray, Wat Tambor and the other leaders who declared their support for Dooku remain in power as [[TheManBehindTheMan The Men Behind The Men]] with Lott Dodd and the others serving as [[PuppetKing Puppet Kings]].


* The Trade Federation, Banking Clan, and Techno Union are shown as pro-Separatist in the theatrical films, and yet they are constantly telling people that they're neutral in ''The Clone Wars''. But Obi-Wan was the only person from the Republic around when the corporations declare their allegiance to Dooku back in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''. Since the Senate only has [[YouHaveToBelieveMe Obi-Wan's word to go on]], Lott Dodd and the other [[MegaCorp senators representing]] [[OneNationUnderCopyright the different companies]] publicly disavowed their pro-Separatist leaders such as Gunray. This way, the corporations have PlausibleDeniability in order to [[PlayingBothSides play both sides]] while Nute Gunray, Wat Tambor and the other leaders who declared their support for Dooku remain in power as [[TheManBehindTheMan The Men Behind The Men]] with Lott Dodd and the others serving as [[PuppetKing Puppet Kings]].

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* The Trade Federation, Banking Clan, and Techno Union are shown as pro-Separatist in the theatrical films, films and yet yet, they are constantly telling people that they're neutral in ''The Clone Wars''. But However, Obi-Wan was the only person from the Republic around when the corporations declare their allegiance to Dooku back in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''. Since the Senate only has [[YouHaveToBelieveMe Obi-Wan's word to go on]], Lott Dodd and the other [[MegaCorp senators representing]] [[OneNationUnderCopyright the different companies]] publicly disavowed their pro-Separatist leaders such as Gunray. This way, the corporations have PlausibleDeniability in order to [[PlayingBothSides play both sides]] while Nute Gunray, Wat Tambor and the other leaders who declared their support for Dooku remain in power as [[TheManBehindTheMan The Men Behind The Men]] with Lott Dodd and the others serving as [[PuppetKing Puppet Kings]].



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* In "Bound to Rescue", Obi-Wan's fleet was suddenly attacked and overwhelmed by Grievous' larger one right as they prepared to assault Hondo's base on Florrum. A ContrivedCoincidence? No: as shown in the next episode, ''Grievous was going to assault Florrum himself'', he just stumbled on Obi-Wan's fleet as they were both to go on the final leg of the voyage, and where Obi-Wan's fleet was geared for patrol and had to improvise the attack on Florrum Grievous was ready for a full planetary assault and possibly occupation and had brought a much larger force.



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** Mina is also the likely reason Dooku did what he did to keep Onderon, and then suddenly abandoned it: Onderon had limited strategic value, but as the homeworld of one of the most influential Separatist Senators keeping it had an enormous ''political'' value, thus prompting him to send reinforcements once the initial garrison started having trouble... But the moment the rebels gained the upper hand said value disappeared, and he just recalled the droids to not waste them.


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** Or simply the Republic's economy was still suffering the effects of the Separatists taking over multiple hyperlanes (the whole reason for Jabba's subplot in the pilot movie being that the Republic needed to bypass the blockade through Hutt space) and the Trade Federation, with its immense merchant fleet, covertly siding with the Separatists.



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* Why did the Republic recognize Sanjay Rash as the legitimate king of Onderon (thus preventing open support for the rebels out of political reasons) when it was clear he was an usurper? Because ''Mina Bonteri'', as the legitimate senator, had supported him (they both supported the Separatists), effectively legitimizing him in the eyes of the galaxy at large.
** This would also explain Saw Guerrera's initial hostility toward Lux: [[SinsOfTheFather he's the son of the person who kept Rash in power]].


* In "Slaves of the Republic", Obi-Wan and Anakin have serious trouble dealing with shock whips wielded by non-Force Sensitives, but when in the next episode Anakin tries to use one with Dooku the count defeats him with ease. There's two good reasons: first, whips are notoriously hard to use and it's the first time Anakin uses one; and second, Dooku's lightsaber combat style is closer to fencin and better suited to the precise moves needed to counter a whip. Also, knowing he'd deal with avid whip users, he may have actually trained to fight them.

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* In "Slaves of the Republic", Obi-Wan and Anakin have serious trouble dealing with shock whips wielded by non-Force Sensitives, but when in the next episode Anakin tries to use one with Dooku Dooku, the count defeats him with ease. There's two good reasons: first, whips are notoriously hard to use and it's the for a first time timer, and Anakin uses one; and is indeed a first timer; second, Dooku's lightsaber combat style is closer to fencin fencing and better suited to the precise moves needed to counter a whip. Also, knowing he'd On top of that, Dooku knew he could have to deal with avid whip users, so he may have actually trained to fight them.



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* In "Slaves of the Republic", Obi-Wan and Anakin have serious trouble dealing with shock whips wielded by non-Force Sensitives, but when in the next episode Anakin tries to use one with Dooku the count defeats him with ease. There's two good reasons: first, whips are notoriously hard to use and it's the first time Anakin uses one; and second, Dooku's lightsaber combat style is closer to fencin and better suited to the precise moves needed to counter a whip. Also, knowing he'd deal with avid whip users, he may have actually trained to fight them.


** During the ''Malevolence'' arc, the Separatists have a new ship that can take on an entire fleet of Star Destroyers and could single-handedly win them the war. Who's the commander? Grievous, an accomplished ''ground force general''. The ''Malevolence'' is crippled by a single flight of Y-Wings and then destroyed in its first operative cruise.

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** During the ''Malevolence'' arc, the Separatists have a new ship that can take on an entire fleet of Star Destroyers and could single-handedly win them the war. Who's the commander? Grievous, an accomplished ''ground force general''. The ''Malevolence'' is crippled by a single flight of Y-Wings and then destroyed in its first operative cruise.cruise, only a few ships destroyed to her name.


** At about the same time, Dooku is trying to ally himself with the Hutt Clan. Since the series was made before Disney bought the franchise, it was canon that the words of the Tionese Hegemony sector hated and feared the Hutt for the many Hutt-Tionese wars before the Republic conquered the Hegemony, and especially [[https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/The_Devouring The Devouring]]... And as it happens, the core of the Separatist Alliance, including its capital of Raxus, is the Tionese Hegemony. No matter who Jabba allied himself with, the Separatists would be weakened either by the Hutts helping the Republic or the Tion worlds turning on them in fear and disgust.

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*** This is made worse by the fact the AT-TE walkers have a very similar weapon, with the AV-7 being merely the towed equivalent. The Separatists experienced the power of the Republic's artillery since the start, yet they never distributed to their troops anything to match.
*** And to make things even worse... The Separatists ''did'' have the ability to develop their own equivalent, the [[https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Defoliator Defoliator]], whose shells have the advantage of only hitting organic matters, thus preventing friendly fire. Aside for the prototype they only deploy it again ''once'', when Dooku sent Grievous against the Nightsisters
** At about the same time, Dooku is trying to ally himself with the Hutt Clan. Since the series was made before Disney bought the franchise, it was canon that the words of the Tionese Hegemony sector Tion Cluster hated and feared the Hutt for the many Hutt-Tionese wars before the Republic conquered the Hegemony, and especially [[https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/The_Devouring The Devouring]]... And as it happens, the core of the Separatist Alliance, including its capital of Raxus, is the Tionese Hegemony. No matter who Jabba allied himself with, the Separatists would be weakened either by the Hutts helping the Republic or the Tion worlds turning on them in fear and disgust.

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** Or maybe THIS is the reason why clone production was so expensive? Palpatine may have purposefully misplaced parts of military funding in order to make war more exhausting for Republic's economic and when his objective was made, used stolen money to fund his new army.


** At about the same time, Dooku is trying to ally himself with the Hutt. As the series was made before Disney bought the franchise, it was canon that the words of the Tionese Hegemony sector hated and feared the Hutt for the many Hutt-Tionese wars before the Republic conquered the Hegemony, and especially [[https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/The_Devouring The Devouring]]... And as it happens, the core of the Confederacy, including its capital of Raxus Secundus, is the Tionese Hegemony. No matter who Jabba allied himself with, the Confederacy would be weakened either by the Hutt helping the Republic or the Tion worlds turning on them in fear and disgust.

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** At about the same time, Dooku is trying to ally himself with the Hutt. As Hutt Clan. Since the series was made before Disney bought the franchise, it was canon that the words of the Tionese Hegemony sector hated and feared the Hutt for the many Hutt-Tionese wars before the Republic conquered the Hegemony, and especially [[https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/The_Devouring The Devouring]]... And as it happens, the core of the Confederacy, Separatist Alliance, including its capital of Raxus Secundus, Raxus, is the Tionese Hegemony. No matter who Jabba allied himself with, the Confederacy Separatists would be weakened either by the Hutt Hutts helping the Republic or the Tion worlds turning on them in fear and disgust.



** The Mon Cala arc is another occasion in which Dooku insured the Confederacy would get screwed over no matter what happened: the easy and smart thing would have been to let the Confederacy be represented by [[https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Tikkes Tikkes]], a Quarren and the planet's representative in the Galactic Senate until his defection to the Separatist cause, but instead he sent Riff Tamson, whose tyrannic attitude and actions (including bringing troops from his own homeworld and trying to install himself as king), combined with Lee Char [[TookALevelInBadass becoming the king he needed to be]], drove the Quarren to rejoin the Mon Cala against him; but had Tamson succeeded the Quarren on Mon Cala being enslaved by the Confederacy would have angered the ones who emigrated on Pammant, where they designed and built many Separatist ships including the ''Recusant''-class light destroyer (actually a Mon Cala design they stole), the ''Providence''-class cruiser (such as Grievous' final flagship ''Invisible Hand''), and the above-mentioned '''''Malevolence'''''.

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** The Mon Cala Calamari arc is another occasion in which Dooku insured the Confederacy would get screwed over no matter what happened: the easy and smart thing would have been to let the Confederacy be represented by [[https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Tikkes Tikkes]], a Quarren and the planet's representative in the Galactic Senate until his defection to the Separatist cause, but instead he sent Riff Tamson, whose tyrannic attitude and actions (including bringing troops from his own homeworld and trying to install himself as king), combined with Lee Char [[TookALevelInBadass becoming the king he needed to be]], drove the Quarren to rejoin the Mon Cala against him; but had Tamson succeeded the Quarren on Mon Cala being enslaved by the Confederacy would have angered the ones who emigrated on Pammant, where they designed and built many Separatist ships including the ''Recusant''-class light destroyer (actually a Mon Cala design they stole), the ''Providence''-class cruiser (such as Grievous' final flagship ''Invisible Hand''), and the above-mentioned '''''Malevolence'''''.


** At about the same time, Dooku is trying to ally himself with the Hutt. As the series was made before Disney bought the franchise, it was canon that the words of the Tionese Hegemony sector hated and feared the Hutt for the many Hutt-Tionese wars before the Republic conquered the Hegemony, and especially [[https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/The_Devouring The Devouring]]... And as it happens, the core of the Confederacy, including its capital of Raxus Secundus, is the Tionese Hegemony. No matter who Jabba allied himself with, the Confederacy would be weakened either by the Hutt helping the Republic or the Tion worlds turning on them in fear and disgust.



** Also in "Lair of Grievous", Dooku decides to test his general... by letting Kit Fisto, a ''Jedi Master'', ambush him in his own home. Grievous drove Fisto away, but risked being killed and lost his castle and had Fisto successfully captured or killed him, his loss would have been a devastating blow to the Separatists both in practical and morale terms.

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** Also in "Lair of Grievous", Dooku decides to test his general... by By letting Kit Fisto, a ''Jedi Master'', ambush him in his own home. Grievous drove Fisto away, but risked being killed and lost his castle and had Fisto successfully captured or killed him, his loss would have been a devastating blow to the Separatists both in practical and morale terms.terms.
** The Mon Cala arc is another occasion in which Dooku insured the Confederacy would get screwed over no matter what happened: the easy and smart thing would have been to let the Confederacy be represented by [[https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Tikkes Tikkes]], a Quarren and the planet's representative in the Galactic Senate until his defection to the Separatist cause, but instead he sent Riff Tamson, whose tyrannic attitude and actions (including bringing troops from his own homeworld and trying to install himself as king), combined with Lee Char [[TookALevelInBadass becoming the king he needed to be]], drove the Quarren to rejoin the Mon Cala against him; but had Tamson succeeded the Quarren on Mon Cala being enslaved by the Confederacy would have angered the ones who emigrated on Pammant, where they designed and built many Separatist ships including the ''Recusant''-class light destroyer (actually a Mon Cala design they stole), the ''Providence''-class cruiser (such as Grievous' final flagship ''Invisible Hand''), and the above-mentioned '''''Malevolence'''''.

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