...if fascim is not part of Star Wars? Now, now, to clarify. The Empire is obviously a totalitarian, militaristic dictatorship-bar-theocracy which was heavily influenced by the 20th century's fascist regimes, both in ideology and design. That is, out of universe. In-universe, however, the Empire has been described as "fascist" a couple times (enough to warrant a Wookieepedia page for it; the first time I ran across the term, as per the new Canon, was on the pages of Dr. Aphra)...despite the fact that the term and the ideology have formed in Italy and Germany, around the first half of the 20th century, and as such it is not possible for the charachters of the Star Wars galaxy to know. To better phrase it, how can the inhabitants of another galaxy use a term that has derived from Earth politics?