Why of course the people don’t want war… But after all it is the Imperial senators of the galaxy who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the sentient beings along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship… Voice or no voice, the sentient beings can always be brought to the bidding of the Empire. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the Rebels for lack of patriotism and exposing the galaxy to danger. It works the same on any planet.
Hermoge Ringann, Imperial Moff.