Galactic Empires

Empire Strikes Back

Galactic Empires are typically set in the far future; an exception being that of George LucasStar Wars IV: A New Hope (1977) and its sequels and prequels, which are famously set ”Long ago in a galaxy far away…” This example points to a curious fact about Galactic Empires; that although they are nominally set in the future Galactic Empires are modeled on historical empires. They represent a collision between the past and the future.

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