Each army, from a simple squad to a complex defense formation, expressed their group identification in unique ways. The Republic, so strong on morality and freedoms, hated the Separatist movement for taking those freedoms away. The Separatists had more in common with the Republic, but preferred to exist on its peripheries. The Separatists, for example, didn't ban religion, but they were less restrictive in other areas. Both came to the Separatist cause expecting moral victories and legal ones. In the end, the Republic was able to prove itself as far superior and managed to crush the Separatists. However, several political and industrial leaders of the Republic fell after the war.
The Confederacy of Independent Systems, for many reasons, was a very different culture. While they had their own leadership, they were less than united. The mossbacks who controlled the Corps of Military Police thought all clones to be a threat, and the clans were not helping matters. Organisms such as the Mossbacks, Clanfists and crowds of the ené,Inc., all had their own agenda and rose to prominence. For them, a purpose is worth a life, and to satisfy their purpose, life meant little. Some of the clans defended the Most Precious Blood, others the Great and Good Martyr, and yet others the Patriarchate, their only true purpose. Even the Marines of the Confederacy, knowing that they serve the Republic, knew they served their personal agenda of saving the day
The Grand Army of the Republic, the crack Emperor's personal army, held a similar mind set. The GAR was lead by the Emperor's Grand Vizier, Lord Tyranus, someone considered a very good military leader, even if he came to the fight wanting to remain in a secluded fortress protecting the Emperor. Tyranus wanted General Grievous, the best commander he had ever met, to be a part of the assault on Coruscant. Tyranus knew how the Emperor felt about Grievous and knew he would use that fact to get what he wanted. d2c66b5586