History Lessons from Star Wars

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  1. Bazinga'd SWC/PT/ Spinoff Manager -Destroyer of Spam

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  2. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    "Star Wars and History" is probably one of the most wasted Star Wars book projects ever. Instead of actually asking and quoting George on what inspired this and that, they made a book with comparisons based on assumptions and speculation.
  3. Bazinga'd SWC/PT/ Spinoff Manager -Destroyer of Spam

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    I would argue thats what historians do all the time.
  4. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Well, Star Wars does rely on a lot of historical cliches and assumptions . . . basically everything that happens has some historical parallels.
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  5. Sistros Force Ghost

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    I AM THE SENATE =

    I AM THE STATE

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    clearest use of historical context in the whole thing,

    otherwise I don't see much comparrison to it at all,

    a cult who dislikes another..cult takes over the universe and makes big planet destroying laser beam

    hasn't happened in any period of history as far as i know
  6. Bazinga'd SWC/PT/ Spinoff Manager -Destroyer of Spam

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    What a cult disliking another? Replace cult with religion or political party. Havent seen the big planet destroying laser beam just yet, though. ;)
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  7. TheMadHatter Jedi Grand Master

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    political parties have power, as does organised Religion

    Cults in essence don't

    :p
  8. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Well, they have political and social power. Just not a gigantic battle station that could blow up your planet with a single thought. At least I hope not. [face_hypnotized]
  9. Roberto Calrissian Jedi Grand Master

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    If you watch a deleted scene in Revenge of the Sith Lucas clearly states reading about the French Revolution as an inspiration for the scene where Mon Mothma, Bail Organa start forming the rebel alliance. Storm troopers of Nazi Germany had to come into mind for Lucas too.
  10. benknobi1 Chosen One

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    :-B The 1789 french revolution?

    If so, we might see the New Republic abuse their power and start executing anyone with ties to the Empire in Episode 7.
  11. Sistros Force Ghost

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    • If you watch a deleted scene in Revenge of the Sith Lucas clearly states reading about the French Revolution as an inspiration for the scene

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    where did you think "I am the State" comes from?

    :p
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  12. benknobi1 Chosen One

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    Yeah, the French Revolution made quite the global impact...

    BTW

    "I am the State"/ "L'├ętat c'est moi"- is something Louis XIV supposedly said the 13 april 1655 before the parisian parliment, as an act of defiance against some edicts created the 20th of march, 1655. However, historians dispute whether this phrase was ever really spoken by Louis XIV.
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  13. Roberto Calrissian Jedi Grand Master

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    The French Revolution did have a tremendous global impact. Unless you were being sarcastic. Which you could have been but there's no button for sarcasm
  14. benknobi1 Chosen One

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    I believe [IMG] is what you were looking for...

    And no I wasn't being sarcastic, just reflective;)
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