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Historical References In 'Star Wars' Movies

Star Wars has been referred to as science fiction, fantasy, and space opera, but according to its opening scroll, it’s also a historical film, and that’s truer than most would believe. As far as we know, the events depicted within are entirely fictional, the Star Wars franchise is absolutely loaded with very-direct historical references and allusions to important figures and events.

George Lucas has been quite open about his various influences and inspirations for Star Wars, and his favorite historical periods are chief among them. The impact of the past can thus be felt across every film and other piece of media, in everything from the costumes to the most vital of plot points. 

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