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The vast Star Wars franchise itself has long had political overtones. It has long been known that Star Wars was originally an allegory for US imperialism specifically around the Vietnam War; whereas the US is the evil empire, and the Vietcong were the righteous rebels. These allegories can be continued throughout the films, through the prequels and into the most recent sequels. However, if we look at the larger picture a more interesting understanding and allegory begins to take place. In turn, if you scan the landscape of American and global affairs past and present, you will find a staggering abundance of a Star Wars-ization of politics and war.

Topic: Critique of colonialism, militarism and neoliberalism in Star Wars.

Lit review: Must have at least 10 Peer reviewed sources. Size 12 times new roman, double spaced.

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