I feel like someone needs to do a deep dive into how effective the Ewoks were at asymmetrical warfare, which highlights how incompetent the Empire was at conflict when you neutralized their big machines.

The Empire was just getting their ass kicked often in straight up conflict. If it wasn't for the fear of Vader, the probably would have crumpled way earlier.

@Are0h I suspect the empire's defeat lays entirely at the political systems within resulting in a dog eat dog mentality within the leadership and an obsession with oversized relatively useless for anything other than intimidation weapons projects (the deathstar is on the face of it a stupid thing to build there is no advantage gained from a planet being blown up and it must have nearly bankrupted their government)

@QuakerWanker RIGHT?? The Death Star was the WORST POSSIBLE project for an organization that was allegedly about controlling the Universe.

The would have had a much better result using those resources to influence trade and politics.

BUT NO. LET'S BUILD A GUN BECAUSE... SCARY?

The only good manager they really had was Tarkin and even he was a dickhead.

@Are0h @QuakerWanker the two-dimensional evil of the Star Wars universe has always struck me as pointless and ridiculous.

Like, they could have totally operated like a fascist regime, conquering planets, conscripting farmers, violently forcing tribute and integration, erasing and rewriting history, propping up bigotry within different social groups.

Instead we get vague magic about individual passion, gigantic ships and huge fleets, and massive space guns.

Terran Empire > Star Wars Empire
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@sean @QuakerWanker For me that's what the Star Wars movies are about. The ineptitude of EVIL and how it was it's own catalyst for demise. They were just terrible at what they did. They didn't know how to create, just rob and steal.

The Force wasn't magic, but rather a metaphor for the power of working together. It wasn't about individual heroism, but cooperating enough to the result is greater than the sum of the parts.

Even the Good Guys™ struggled with this, but they got it together.

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