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May 5, 2022

Star Wars and CODA!

April 2, 2022

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March 20, 2022

You may hate the ‘Star Wars’ prequels — but they predicted our current political era

Obi-Wan | Star Wars Wise Words – YouTube

March 12, 2022

SWordle – Wordle for Star Wars

March 1, 2022

The Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel sounds like Secret Cinema in hell | Star Wars | The Guardian

March 1, 2022

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February 28, 2022

Star Wars exhibit

February 27, 2022

Star Wars Hotel

February 27, 2022

Galactic Empire (Star Wars) – Wikipedia

February 26, 2022,in%20Return%20of%20the%20Jedi.
Star Wars creator George Lucas sought to make the First Galactic Empire aesthetically and thematically similar to Nazi Germany and to appear to be fascist.[2] Similar to Nazi Germany, the Galactic Empire is a dictatorship based on rigid control of society that dissolved a previous democracy and is led by an all-powerful supreme ruler.[3] The Empire, like the Nazis, desires the creation of totalitarian order[4] and utilizes excessive force and violence to achieve their ends.[4] The title of the Empire’s main soldiers, the stormtroopers, is somewhat similar to the name given to Adolf Hitler’s Sturmabteilung (SA, “storm department”) paramilitary bodyguards.[3] The visual appearance of Darth Vader in his all-black uniform combined with his devout obedience to the Emperor has allusion to the black-uniformed Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS).[3] According to a Lucasfilm-authorized source, Darth Vader’s relationship with Palpatine is akin to SS leader Heinrich Himmler’s relationship with Hitler.[5] The uniforms of Imperial military officers also bear resemblance to uniforms used in Nazi Germany as well as 19th century Polish ulans (mounted
lancers)—who wore a tunic, riding breeches, and boots like the Empire’s officers wear—as well as the Imperial officers’ cap resembling the field caps historically worn by German and Austrian troops.[2] In addition to Nazi Germany, there was also at least one portion of the Galactic Empire that was based on the Soviet Union, which is the various military personnel and TIE Fighters that are flying in formation as Palpatine arrives on the Death Star in Return of the Jedi. According to Lucas, the ceremony for the Emperor’s arrival was inspired by May Day military parades in the Soviet Union.[6] Lucas has also indicated that the Galactic Empire’s struggle against a smaller guerilla force was inspired by America’s involvement in the Vietnam War and his surprise at how few people spoke up against the war.[7][8] Palpatine’s rise to power has been related to those of Julius Caesar, Augustus, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Adolf Hitler.[5] Palpatine’s consolidation of power and declaring himself emperor is like the Roman political figure Octavian (later renamed Augustus), in that Octavian manipulated the Roman Senate as Palpatine did with the Galactic Senate; he legitimized authoritarian rule by saying that corruption in the Senate was hampering the powers of the head of state; he pressured the Roman Senate to give him extraordinary powers as Consul of the Republic to deal with a crisis and he falsely claimed that he would rescind those powers once the crisis was over; and, as with the transition of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire, Octavian, like Palpatine, relied on his strong control over military force.[5]