We're currently in 17 ABY. The overall VE canon is based mostly on the original Legends canon, but with several important differences because it is indeed our own version of the SW universe, and will likely incorporate important aspects of the Disney canon once we get to that time period. However, since Episode 7 takes place in 34ish ABY, we're far from having to worry about that.
The most significant departure from Legends canon is the Plague Wars, kicked off by the Krytos Virus and lasting roughly from 7 ABY to 10 ABY. Basically, this period runs with the idea that significant portions of the galaxy were devastated by an escalation of the galactic civil war into wide use of biological weapons by both the Empire and New Republic. Refusing to use such weapons serves as one of the ways that the in-universe Vast Empire differentiates itself from the other Imperial splinter factions.
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"Think Ackbar, but Imperial."