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Is Star Wars Actually Talking About WW2
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, or is it? Think about it for a second, Star Wars may seem like a regular good vs evil space battle, but deep down, could it actually be referring to the fight between Axis and the Allies. Lets start with the names for the troops of the Galactic Empire, or Empire for short, the troops are called stormtroopers, which were actually the names of some of Hitler’s troops, then theres the fact that Darth Vader’s name is similar to Vater a german name for father and then thee is the dictator-ship of Emperor Palpatine. Now you may be thinking what about Darth? Doesn’t he technically rule with Palpatine? NO! Vader would be more equivalent to the idea of the Nazi super soldiers or in this galaxy, the Sith apprentice himself. Now think of the First Order, the smaller fraction of what’s left of the Empire, they could represent the modern Nazis or Neo Nazis. Now let’s head to the Rebellion. The Rebellion was already fighting the Empire, so they could be represented as the Allies pre-Skywalker, and then Luke Skywalker joins in after the death of his uncle and aunt, the attack of Pearl-Harbor December 7, 1941, and this ultimately makes Skywalker a represenation of the U.S. Hope this helps if anyone had an idea about it!