Ernesto "Che" Guevara, speaking on behalf of the government of Cuba, lists five demands in reference to the United States which he believes are necessary to secure peace in the Caribbean. Among these demands are to stop the embargo against Cuba and refrain from conducting surbversive pirate attacks.
Chancellor Palpatine is given emergency dictatorial powers by the Galactic Senate to build an army to fight the Republic's enemies. Before these powers were established, he could not legally do so. This army will eventually be used to wipe out the Jedi.
Emperor Palpatine formally announces his plans to turn the representative Galactic Republic into the autocratic Galactic Empire. He also announces his plans to wipe out the Jedi, and lies by claiming they were plotting to destroy the Republic.