From Coronet City:
Despite the ongoing truce between the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire, production of military grade starships continues to increase. This has created a divide among many beings in the Republic and brought contention from the Empire.
“We should be at peace. The fact the Republic continues to spend money on an arsenal rather than providing to the recovery of systems still reeling from the war is preposterous! Why should so many funds be to the benefit of one planet?” This comment from Senator Grom Zian of Solu Five.
“This is yet more sabre-rattling by the Republic,” Began Moff Ranbus of the Imperial Navy. “They claim they want peace, yet they continue to build for war!”.
Senator Traedon Horn, from Corillia, had this to say in response. “The building of starships and their components creates jobs and trade that benefit the entire galaxy. Our system earns more from sales to companies and privateers than government bodies. And besides, our tourism industry continues to grow and has become very profitable in its own right.”