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Star Wars prequel trilogy introduced The Galactic Republic and to make it compatible with the original trilogy, Lucas showed how Galactic Empire was established replacing The Galactic Republic.

This thing looks similar to how Roman Empire replaced Roman Republic in 27 BC. Did Lucas ever told that he was inspired by the same?

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