For real, if I was the leader of the Empire or whatever, I would scrap most of the Star Destroyers, reduce the military to a specialized, quick strike task force and invest most of my resources into make cheap, sustainable goods for the planet worlds I want to conquer and give them favorable terms to use said goods initially and then just creep over time until the become dependent on the machine.

Same result, just a lot less waste, useless conflict and massaging ego.

A boring conquest.

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@June Exactly. It's all about the cruelty and forcing your will onto other people, which is NEVER going to work long term because people get sick of that shit.

@Are0h its like when ppl can't understand the republicans these days. it's *for the power* in its own sake. not for "ruling" but how they intend to rule

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