27/10/2012: Reconstruction Efforts:
The War against the Empire has taken its toll on the People of the Galaxy. Although the Mandalorians fought bravery to liberate the planets now under Federation control, much damage was done to many innocents, and not just inside the Federation. Many planets have had it hard, either charged with treason against the Empire, attacked by pirate raiders or massacred by the Mandalorians, such as on Tund. Kuat has also suffered greatly, the entirety of their shipyards were sacked and destroyed by the Mandalorians for reasons unknown. Head of the Federation Council, Jedi Master Fai, has yet to comment on this, but the Kuati People are demanding retribution at the destruction of their precious shipyards. They are being reconstructed, using funds from many sold Imperial equipment. Many other planets are also receiving aid, in fact, most of the funds the Federation currently have are being put into restoring the infrastructure of its Sectors and helping its People to get back on their feet.
Master Fai, however, did give a brief speech on the current situation, and his hopes for the future:
"The Galaxy is getting back on its feet. The Empire, and the Sith ruling it, have been brought down. Coruscant itself is experiencing huge amounts of infighting from Imperial Loyalists and Separatists, and I fear millions, perhaps billions, of innocents will fall victim to that particular battle. All War costs innocent lives, and I cannot stand the blood being shed right now, as I speak. But this is a price the Galaxy must pay. A price we must pay. Fear not, though. After this, no more Wars. Perhaps it is just the dream of an old man, but I shall do everything in my power to ensure the Federation lives a peaceful existence, and I shall try my best to ensure that no harm falls upon other innocents in the Galaxy. If we work together, we can, no, we will succeed in making the Galaxy a better place to live. Thank you."
Obviously, we hope Master Fai is correct and the Wars will come to an end. Ironically, after that speech, he set off to Bothawui to liberate the planet from the Imperials. All of us here hope he succeeds in liberating the poor Bothans. We hear the Empire was quite harsh with them...
That is all from us, now. Tune in next time as we interview General Tyria Yunel, Commander of the famed Antarian Rangers, as we ask her the part the Rangers played in the Resistance and the part they are playing in the Federation. Good bye, Citizens, and Long Live the Federation!