IMPERIAL CENTER (CORUSCANT) - On Core worlds, the citizenry is unconcerned with rising conflict and criminality on the Outer Rim. Emperor Palpatine remains has popular as ever with man on the street.
Despite rising problems of crime and insurrection on the Outer Rim, the Imperial citizenry remains unconcerned with events happening half a galaxy away from their homes. In opinion polls as well as man-in-the-street interviews, the Outer Rim is considered to be a naturally conflictual place, and the Emperor is trusted to keep the citizens who matter safe from such alien conflict.
"I mean, they're aliens out there, right? They just like to fight and break laws. As long as it's happening out there, I don't really care," one interviewee in CoCo Town (the local name for the Collective Commerce District on Coruscant) told HNN.
The loyalty of the Empire's citizens is expressed in their trust for the Emperor to "fight the aliens out there, so we don't have to do it here." As a result public anxiety is low, and the Imperial government does its job of keeping its citizens satisfied.
"I'm so glad we have a capable emperor like Palpatine," another loyal citizens told HNN. "This way I don't have to think about that stuff, and I can keep shopping."
Asked about rising tensions between different Imperial jurisdictions, such as the Arkanis and Savareen Sector, most interviewed subjects expressed confusion.
"Is that in Wild Space?" one asked adding: "Why should I care?"
Not all citizens were as loyally apathetic or ignorant. One interviewee gathering garbage from receptacles said: "It's the Muun! They're inflating our credits to support the military-industrial complex. Open your eyes!"
The interviewee was given shelter in a re-education camp run as a public service by the commission for Preservation of the New Order (COMPNOR), and will no longer be such a menace to society.