I think GL is lying about his inspiration being Roman history, i believe he has a system where he bases SW on real years in history, in the exact same way that "Darkside of the moon" and "The Wizard of Oz" synch, TPM and 1910 ROTS synch's with 1922, Rotj synch's with 1945. I believe so anyway. Unlike Karl Marx i believe there is such a thing as "Pure" Socialism, giving people want they want, what you promised, what they paid for. My "wizard of oz" system extends to the EU as well, how can Jacen kidnapping Allana not be "Argo" and Ben shooting Der Gejjen not be the assassination of Anwar Saddat, the math works the same thing happens in, transposed, what would be the same timeline. Ia come from West Belfast the Empire doesn't let us have jobs or get ahead, there are to this days soldiers, not police, but english soldiers with machine guns and tanks and barricades, forts etc, we are under martial law still, and our community believes if we share with each other we will have enough, and it works because we play as a team. I should have said "Socialism can work if you are Corellian, or dirt poor from tattooine because you have nothing so you may as well share what little you do have with the many, rather than sharing with a select few or with no-one".