“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” introduces the New Republic, the Resistance (basically the new Rebels), and the First Order (basically the new Empire), but between all the battle scenes, it never exactly explains the relationship between the three organizations.
For those wondering about the new galactic politics, the film’s novelization, written by Alan Dean Foster, offers some insight. We read it and this is what we found.
The New Republic formed in the wake of the Battle of Endor (seen in “Return of the Jedi”) as the new central government, but in the 30 years that have since transpired, it read more >>>
Source : BusinessInsider.Com