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Palpatine is still Hitler..

Palpatine is still Hitler..

Remember that? Weeellll, there’s more. In Phantom Menace how the Trade Federation marched into Theed mirrored the Nazis march under the Arc de Triomphe and the Trade Federation, after occupying Naboo, also held the various indigenous people (Nabooian and Gungan) in camps that were implied to be death camps/concentration camps. In addition, it is implied that Palpatine orchestrated the Naboo blockade invasion to gain more power, similar to how Adolf Hitler had some of his army pose as Polish people and attack their own key buildings so he’d have the excuse to invade Poland. It might also reference Hitler invading his native land of Austria, seeing how Palpatine was the senator of the same planet that he orchestrated the Trade Federation’s invasion of. (from TV Tropes)

Okay. So, most certainly Revenge Of The Sith, as well as some aspects from the other films of the prequel trilogy, resemble the Nazi rise so much I find it implausible to just be a coincidence. Keep reading for the something else.

We won’t be working in chronological order, too much thinking. Well, let’s start with the Stormtroopers. How are they related to the Nazis? Um, the Nazis’ personal army were called Stormtroopers. Weren’t they the SA/ Brown Shirts? Yes, ‘SA’ is short for the German Sturm-abteilung. I’ll give you one guess. Right, that’s sorted. Then there’s Hitler’s get-my-man-to-kill-all-the-Jews-and-black-people, and destroy democracy. Jews and black people? In Star Wars? Yeah. Mace Windu gets killed by Anakin, as does Padme. If you hadn’t noticed, Samuel L. Jackson is sort-of of an ethnic minority. Padme represents democracy (hence her death right at the end is very symbolic. Also, Natalie Portman is an Austro-Polish Jew. Austria and Poland were the first places to home Concentration camps during the Holocaust, one of which several members of the actress’ family were exterminated at. Amidala, though, the character, represents democracy… the Republic. As in, the one in Germany between 1919 and 1932. Funnily enough, that’s exactly the same number of years that Amidala is Senator for. (But that’s most likely coincidence as the timings are all messed up in the prequel trilogy. I shall elaborate later.)

Palpatine represents Hitler, Anakin and Obi-Wan the Goerring brothers. (Google them if you don’t know.) So: Palpatine ends up in politics after being a bosch soldier in WWI. In SW terms, the Clone Wars is that time between the First and Second World Wars, with the wars themselves being the battle between the good and dark sides of the Force. Germany (Naboo) ends up in a bit of trouble. Through propaganda and some friends (that he later betrays) he manages to convince everyone that they have no faith in the Republic and ends up becoming Chancellor. This spot of bother? Oh, the French (Trade Federation) have invaded the Ruhr (important part of Germany) and are trying to force another Diktat (peace treaty). The Republic screwed up and now people think they might as well have Hitler (Palpatine) for Chancellor. Right, now as soon as he gets power, Hitler invokes Article 48. Don’t know what it is? Well, it states that in times of emergency the Chancellor has the power to order things without having to call a meeting of the Senate… sound familiar? Hitler sort of keeps all these powers and convinces people like, oh Goerring (the bad one) that a dictatorship with him as Fuhrer will be a good thing. Anakin (the bad Goerring) may just tell Padme that a dictatorship might be what they need. Remember, Padme symbolises democracy/ the Republic. Hitler then creates the SA (Stormtroopers) to work for the Republic while he is Chancellor and everybody believes he is good (well, Okay, Einstein skipped out of Germany at this point – genius was a German Jew – but he was a genius. It is arguably the smartest thing he ever did.) Later they become his own private army, set to attack the Republic. They were mostly Ayran, too, Hitler’s favourites, and so looked like clones (this is recorded, point fact, that “it was like an Army of Clones. The Stormtroopers… all looked alike, pale… with their military uniform and red armbands.” I swear, that could be an extract from SW, as you’ll recall the clones get red armbands during the Clone War – likely the Night of The Long Knives during the later bits of Ep III.) So, Palpatine is Hitler. When people (not Germans, he had convinced them all that they were on the right side) realised he was evil he already had too much power. Anakin is most likely representative of all the Germans.

Something that also happened, that the Nazis highly influenced the Republic to do, was the destruction of Luxemburg. Wait, what, the tiny country?! No, that’s Luxembourg, I mean Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebnicht, and many of their Spartacist followers. They were, basically, the Separatists of real Germany. They were the Separatists, they even have a similar-ish name.

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5 thoughts on “Palpatine is still Hitler..

  1. Wow, that made my head spin! Well done

    Posted by markanthonyjoyce | 16-03-2013, 1907
  2. the spartacists destruction was nothing to do with the nazis. it was to do with the freikorps who although they would have later dealings with the nazis where nothing to do with them at this point and they where shot as traitors for declaring a separate ‘red republic.’ but except that well done

    Posted by Chris Lance Grierson | 25-05-2013, 1014
    • None of the political parties, but the spartacists, liked the spartacists and the social democrats used the freikorps to attack them – but the nazis also attempted to incriminate any that were left over in the late ’20s. They weren’t seen as a threat by anyone else and were less extremist at this point, with only the nazis caring. The main problem is that they were nearly communists, and everyone feared communism.

      The main destruction, yes, was the other political parties – earlier on the nazis thought it best not to be seen against other parties so they would appear the nicest of the lot. Who knows if it worked?

      Cheers for that 🙂

      Posted by endperson1997 | 22-06-2013, 1715
  3. Amidala seems more like Hindenburg than an abstract representation of Democracy. Before the first Worldwar, Germany had two heads of state, the Kaiser(Emperor) and the Kanzler. In Weimar, the Kaiser was replaced by the President. The President at the time then Hitler was Kanzler was Hindenburg, who thought Hitler is a lunatic and inhibited a lot of Hitlers actions. Than later Hindenburg simply died (he was very old).

    Posted by Some guy from Germany | 02-08-2013, 1930
    • Hmm, that’s a good one. I think that because Amidala was never Chancellor, but embodied completely, uncorrupted, genuine politics and democracy, that it’s more abstract. You can interpret it either way, yours is pretty intuitive.

      Posted by endperson1997 | 04-08-2013, 1643

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