The Rebel Alliance
The Alliance to Restore the Republic, commonly known as the Rebel Alliance, Alliance, or the Rebellion, is a resistance movement formed by Bail Organa and Mon Mothma to oppose the reign of the Galactic Empire.
The Alliance was born from the remnants of the Jedi Order and with the support of renegade members of the Imperial Senate.
As opposed to waging all-out war, the Alliance is waging a war of attrition against the government, establishing small settlements across the galaxy instead of totally controlling a planet.
When the Alliance successfully stole the plans for the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star, and destroyed the space station in the Battle of Yavin, the tide of the war begun to change and the Rebel threat begun to prove a severe thorn in the Empire’s side