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The Second Emperor affair was a stage of the Galactic Civil War that occurred in 5.5 ABY. It involved an attempt by a group of Imperial officers to install the nine-year old Valendor Pallopides, a distant relative of the late Galactic Emperor Palpatine, to the throne. Intending to create a constitutional monarchy, the ringleader of the group, Fleet Admiral Tanis Caprivi proposed to sign a peace treaty with the New Republic and give its Provisional Council members places as Imperial advisers. This way, Caprivi hoped the Empire and the Republic could coexist, at least temporarily. Mon Mothma and Leia Organa were enthusiastic about the plan, but it was interrupted by reactionary Imperial hardliners.

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