The Clone Wars were the manifestation of the Sith's ultimate revenge unleashed on the Jedi. Tragically ironic, the Jedi were defeated simply by doing what they did best: being Jedi. Engineered to decimate the ranks of the Jedi Order, the Jedi were nothing more than pawns as the Sith served as puppet masters controlling the events of the war. When the Sith finally did reveal themselves, the Jedi were simply too weak to fight back. The Sith's revenge was complete, and they had achieved their millennia-old goal of galactic domination.
Spreading across the galaxy like wildfire, the Clone Wars spread the Jedi's resources thin as they were dispatched to conflict stretching from the Core to the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim. Fairly quickly the war took its toll on the Jedi as their numbers dwindled. These events chronicle the major campaigns of the Clone Wars as they were significant to how the war proceeded.