Palpatine's Absolute Power In Star Wars

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At the center of the story in Star Wars, is the scheming Darth Sidious, disguised as the kind Senator Palpatine. He uses the Republic’s fear of rebellion and war to gradually seize absolute power. Lucas draws a great similarity between Palpatine and Hitler and their ludicrous, yet strategic rise to power. In Revenge of the Sith, there is Chancellor Palpatine who wants emergency powers juxtaposed to Chancellor Hitler’s request in 1933 of the Enabling Act. Palpatine had cleverly, through the separatists, created a climate of total fear, and once a solid threat had been perceived, the senators were more likely to give him emergency powers. This happened in Nazi-Germany, shortly after Hitler took power. There was a fire staged by the Nazis at the

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