Star Wars: Cold War
Birth of The Republic
After a crippling Imperial Defeat the Emperor was forced to call his military back into a defensive position, at least for the moment. The New Republic was hastily ratified gathering planets and setting up a new senate on Alderaan where Bail Organa was named Supreme Chancellor. Many planets and sectors took the opportunity to declare their independence from both the Empire and the Republic.
After taking a few months to settle into running their own affairs a new war started, a cold war. Espionage and influence became more powerful than fleets of warships as the valuable resources of the independent worlds cannot be won by sheer force. Even more so worlds loyal to the other side are desired and when won over must be protected from retributive strikes.
Fighter pilots will always see action, but the real action in the galaxy now rests with the spies and diplomats.