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13 Sinister Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Empire From 'Star Wars'

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Vote up the most interesting things about the Empire.

Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, and the rest of the Galactic Empire make up one of the greatest villainous entities in the vast history of popular culture. Star Wars has seen four-plus decades of absolutely insane popularity and the Empire has been a pretty major part of the story - Palpatine's resurgence in The Rise of Skywalker only serves to underline this.

But have you ever stopped to think how much you actually know about the Empire? For example, did you know that a version of the infamous "Imperial March" from The Empire Strikes Back is used in-universe as an anthem for the Empire? Did you know Palpatine was based not only on legendary dictators, but on President Richard Nixon as well? Did you know the Jedi Temple on Coruscant was eventually converted into the Imperial Palace? All of these things and more are waiting for you, so get your voting fingers ready and scroll on down.