LOL, how apposite your name is, Theorizer... Anyways. Nice speculation, I must say. OK, here are my comments: 1. Dark Jedi. They're not exactly the Sith.... and of course you must have lightsaber duels in Star Wars.... 2. OK, I think you lost me here (since English is not my first language)... I'll leave this point to someone else. 3. New Republic = USSR? Aah... I don't really think so. I think that the post-Empire situation in the galaxy could be described like this: The economical and political situation is similar to that in Europe after WW2 (confusion, devastated countries, economical problems, etc.). But the cultural situation, and the people's opinions can be compared to the atmosphere in the post-communistic countries after the fall of communism (like Czechoslovakia in 1989, for instance - oh, by the way, if you want a good picture on how it looked, watch the Czech movie Kolya. It won the Oscar for the best foreign movie in 1996 and it's really good). People are happy and relieved - they finally have freedom. But the suspicion is still there and they're a bit afraid of the new government. The relationships between people are changed, and even though they're glad that the old bad regime is over, they're still not sure about the new one. That's how I see it.