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The Alliance, also known as the Rebel Alliance, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, or simply the Rebellion, is a prominent faction in the Star Wars universe. Founded by senators dissatisfied with Emperor Palpatine's clandestine rise to power, the Alliance serves as a revolutionary assertion against the Galactic Empire's totalitarian regime. This group of freedom fighters aims to restore the democratic rule of the Galactic Republic and is characterized by a decentralized structure comprised of cells and sectors working towards this common goal.

The Alliance's roots can be traced back to the early years of the Galactic Empire, with the Delegation of 2000 - a group of influential senators suspicious of Palpatine. When they later faced disenfranchisement and criminalisation, efforts to resist the Emperor began to shape. Mon Mothma, Bail Organa, and Garm Bel Iblis were notable founders, with the former serving as the Alliance's leader.

In terms of military, the Alliance boasted a variety of fleets, troopers, and agents spread throughout the galaxy. Given their lack of resources in comparison to the Empire, they widely relied on hit-and-run tactics, covert operations, and sabotage. They were also known for their utilization and modification of pre-existing and often outdated vehicles and equipment to fight the Empire effectively.

The Rebel Alliance’s most significant victory was the destruction of the Death Star, a formidable weapon developed by the Empire, during the Battle of Yavin. This triumph was seen as a turning point in the Galactic Civil War, boosting morale amongst the Rebels and garnering them more support across the galaxy. They would later go on to defeat Emperor Palpatine and overthrow the Empire at the Battle of Endor, marking the creation of the New Republic.

the Rebel Alliance plays a crucial role in the Star Wars narrative as the primary resistance to the Galactic Empire, fighting tirelessly to restore democracy and balance throughout the galaxy. Their underdog status, paired with iconic heroes such as Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, cements them in the audience's hearts — a symbol of hope against totalitarian rule.

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