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Why did the Empire need the Death Star?

From a more out-of-universe, symbolic and interpretative point of view, the Death Star is an expression of the Empire’s ideology: that of a totalitarian autocracy. One of my favourite bloggers, in a ...
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Why did the Empire need the Death Star?

Planetary shields and orbital battle stations are a thing in the Star Wars universe, even a common thing -- just looking at the films, we see the shield around Scarif in Rogue One, the shield ...
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Why did the Empire need the Death Star?

The Death Star is an intimidating display of destructive power, technological capability and resources from the Empire. As such it serves a psychological, military and political purpose. The Death ...
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