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This method of raising their young instills a tremendous sense of greed into the young Neimoidians, but it also forces them to become organizational. Coupled with the fact that the most able Neimoidians leave their homeworld to serve with the Trade Federation, the general population of Neimoidia is made up of the weakest of the Neimoidian people. In general, the Niemoidians are entrepreneurial, but are also lazy cowards.
They have developed one of the most advanced droid technologies in the galaxy, and use automatons for everything. They develop droid chairs, droid starships, and entire droid armies. They are also very conscious of rank and position, and use all methods of clothing to describe their status. Elaborate headdresses; the cut, color, and texture of the cloth; and the collars and trim of their clothing all give specific indications of rank and position. The Neimoidians developed the Trade Federation several decades before the Battle of Naboo, hoping to increase trade to the Outer Rim worlds while maintaining an equitable balance between the poorer worlds of the Rim and their richer, Coreward kin.
When the Old Republic began taxing the trade routes between the Core and the Outer Rim, the Neimoidians and the Trade Federation were outraged, but their whining could do little to repeal it. They found an unusual ally in Darth Sidious, but the Sith Lord only used them for his own schemes. In the end, following the Battle of Naboo, the Neimoidians were disgraced on a galactic scale.