Order 66 and the Night of the Long Knives


Growing up with the Original Trilogy, Star Wars fans vaguely learned of the destruction of the Jedi at the hands of Darth Vader and the Empire. Moviegoers were left imagining the horrible events that resulted in the Jedi's defeat. When the prequel trilogy arrived, it was exciting to know that the true story would finally be revealed. To tell this story, George Lucas once again turned to the history of World War II for inspiration, mirroring the evil actions of Emperor Palpatine with one of the modern era's most ruthless dictators, Adolf Hitler.

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