For some reason I all found it funny that Palpatine’s first name is Sheev and that not even his enemies calls him that after becoming Emperor51-37: Finis Valorum (Confederation)
51: votes for; Coruscant, Naboo, Alderaan, Corellia, Eriadu, Trade Federation. Votes against; Serenno
37-18: Sheev Palpatine (Unity)
37: votes for; Coruscant, Naboo, Corellia, Eriadu. Votes against; Serenno, Alderaan, Trade Federation
18-00: Sheev I, Palpatine (Galactic Empire)
Empire de facto ruled by Darth Sidious
(A different take on the prequel timeline/a prequel TL based exclusively on info its ANH and its novelisation for the limitations but borrowing heavily from other areas.)
The Galactic Republic is vast, bloated, and corrupt: its Chancellors for life have become puppets of the seven major interest groups with electoral rights, whilst the Republics hundreds of planets act as more or less autonomous bodies, waging war against one another and exploiting loopholes in the Republic Constitution. The glory days of the Republic are long over, with a century and a half of massive depopulation having produced a vast and empty galaxy, populated by mysterious ancient sentient droids, and roamed by bandits. For nearly a century, the petty Kings, Princes, and Warlords of the galaxy have waged brutal wars with armies of short-lived clone soldiers, whilst corporate interests like the Banking Clan and Trade Federtaion run amok. In the Outer Rim the ruthless Hutt Clan rules a private criminal empire, whilst an emboldened Chiss Ascendancy harries the Republic's frontiers.
The 'First Clone War' breaks out when the clone army of Jango Fett, a ruthless clone Condottiere attacks the planet of Naboo in the hopes of securing freedom for their brothers, only being beaten back by an alliance of the Jedi and an army of non-sentient Trade Federation Droids. The heroes of the Battle of Naboo are the Jedi Masters, martyred Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi and Obi-Wan's apprentice Vader, Princess Amidala, and the Tatooinian fighter pilot Anakin Skywalker. The Jedi discover the hand of the Sith, their assumed destroyed ancient enemy, in the revolt, but cannot find the mysterious Darth Sidious. The war leads to the impeachment of Finis Valorum as anti-Clone and pro-centralisation Senator Sheev Palpatine is elected the new Chancellor.
But Palpatine's policies lead to a Second Clone War as Fett returns and a clone army under Fett's clone son Boba joins his war. On Coruscant pacifist Alderaan Senator and Crown Prince Bail Organa and his fiancée Amidala attempt to persuade Palpatine to seek peace, whilst the once mysterious Jedi take an increasingly prominent role even as Palpatine and Wilhuff Tarkin begin construction of a new Grand Army of the Republic. Fett is defeated once again at the Battle of Genesis, but fearing the tyranny of Palpatine Alderaan and Serenno under the former Jedi Count Dooku also rebel, with the support of the Chiss and several other rogue clone armies. At the same time Anakin begins his training as a Jedi whilst he Obi-Wan, and Vader search for the Sith Lords.
After discovering the Sith Lords on Exogol, the three Jedi find Darth Sidious and discover that he has masterminded the Clone Wars. But it is too late, and the corrupted Vader strikes down Anakin before joining Sidious, though not before he can be maimed by Obi-Wan. The Third Clone War becomes an all-out Galactic Civil War between Centralists and Decentralists, and Obi-Wan and many other Jedi join Alderaan and the decentralists, and are otherwise wiped out as they are accused of orchestrating the war and subverting the Republic. The decentralists are a doomed cause, and are defeated by Palpatine, who under Sidious and Vaders' influence crowns himself Emperor. The Republic thus dies to be replaced by a Sith manipulated Empire as one of Anakin and Padme's children is given to the unwitting Bail Organa and the other is whisked away to Tatooine by Obi-Wan...