Imagery of the Third Reich in the First Order


It is no secret that the enemies in Star Wars have always been influenced by the real-life villains of our own history. Nowhere is this more apparent than the persistent use of Nazi imagery within the saga. In the prequels, Palpatine’s rise to power mirrors that of Adolf Hitler, the original trilogy sets the Galactic Empire up as the repressive and dominating threat in the galaxy, and in the latest installment, The Force Awakens, the First Order continues the Nazi influenced totalitarian ideology of the destroyed Empire.

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