this was the underprivileged majority which lived on the planet Apsolon, during the Old Republic. In the decades leading up to the Battle of Naboo, the Workers began to rebel against the control exerted on them by the Civilized minority. Through a series of industrial sabotage actions, the Workers began to crippled Apsolon's high-tech industry. Some fifteen years before the Battle of Naboo, the Civilized finally realized that they had to recognize the contributions of the Workers. The Jedi Knights were asked to mediate a planetary election, which resulted in the election of Ewane as the planetary leader. Despite the victory of having a Worker elected to rule the planet, the Workers blamed the Jedi for forcing them to hold neutral trials for war criminals.