The Politics of a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

Star Wars is wildly entertaining with its iconic characters, beautiful landscapes, and epic space battles. The films often strike a chord with the events in global and domestic politics. It is perhaps because the story is set in that galaxy far, far away that people can sometimes miss how closely real-world politics, and the politics of Star Wars, parallel one another— a process that has been apparent since 1977. This article explores some of those parallels.

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