As one city fingers its policy at the new administration, this exchange comes to mind:

Governor Tarkin:
The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.

General Tagge:
But that’s impossible. How will the Emperor maintain control without the bureaucracy?

Governor Tarkin:
The regional governors now have direct control over their territories. Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station.


Without a battle station (Death Star), and other than pulling Federal funding, there’s little Trump can do (legally) to keep the local systems (states, counties, cities) in line. Except tweet-rage about … maybe.

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