How important is it really to this story? The First Order is trying to take over the galaxy, the Resistance is trying to stop it. Is a lot more information than that really important to the stories of these new characters? The logistics of the New Republic are no more important to Rey’s story than they are to the Mandalorian’s.
When one of the main characters of the story is the ruler of the galaxy, you should expect to have at least some explanation of how the system works. It’s fine to not explain anything for a small-scale TV show like The Mandalorian, but the sequels have events that happen on a galactic scale, so the movies should at least give us some broad idea as to the political situation.
I mean, Snoke is neither a main character nor the ruler of the galaxy, so I’m not sure that’s the most salient point.
I was referring to Kylo.
I thought we were talking about TFA. I feel like the political situation is pretty unconfusing in both TLJ and TROS.
If you mean derivative, then yes, the ST more or less repeats the OT to the point I have to wonder if it damages the overall themes more, because by including another 30 years worth of evil rising and good winning, it almost seems to imply the conflict will never end.
Almost like that was the point (well, before TROS muddled the waters).