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This is strongly related to another question in this topic discussing the legality of the blockade. The blockade was illegal or of questionable legality. Check out how many scams seem to overly stress how "perfectly legal" that new investment opportunity is. And notice how unsure Nute feels when making that statement. However, knowing how corrupt and ...


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A sub-plot in TPM is that the Senate has become a massive, lumbering bureaucratic machine. The original plan was Blockade Naboo Use bureaucracy, as well as various Senate allies, to drag the process out (as they note, the blockade was completely legal) Force a compliant (and resource-starved) Naboo into submission via treaty Valorum clearly knows this too, ...


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The best evidence we have is that the Gungan people mostly lived above ground until the Naboo (humans) arrived several thousand years earlier, initially on colony ships, and then in greater numbers as the wealth of their plasma fields became known, until they had sufficient population to merit their own Senate seat. Palpatine: ...847 years ago, Naboo ...


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Boss Nass's dialogue in the script is all given phonetically. The line where he promotes Jar Jar Binks is: So, wesa maken yousa Bombad General. The transcriptions found online (and in the original question here) often regularize the spelling to various extents. This tends to obscure the fact that the written line is heavy with Nass's peculiar accent. ...


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While the other answers are plausible within the framework of the storyline, the impression I formed when I first heard the line was that it was largely intended for comic effect while founded on the general aura of Jedi invincibility. The line was (non verbatim) "Why did they have to send TWO of them?" ie "Even one Jedi would constitute a powerful and ...


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Their response, it didn't thrill us. They locked the doors and tried to kill us. Pretty much as soon the the Nute realized things weren't going to go as planned, he tried to murder Obi-wan and Qui-gon. It is no large stretch to think that such was the plan from the beginning. A couple of Senate Ambassadors would probably be easy to intimidate. Or ...


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Yes, Bombad General is a rank that is equivalent to the rank of General in other militaries. Jar Jar holds superiority to his fellow Gungan soldiers and is supposedly leading them to victory. Since no-one's explained his duties and since the other generals think he's a shmuck, he's just picking it up as he goes along. Jar Jar Binks rode with them at ...


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Possibly interesting fact: The German dub translated the rank as "superheftig General", interpreting the "Bombad" as something like "bombastic", although the German adjective used is a made up word translating back to "super hefty". Back to the actual English naming: Although I can't back it up, I think this is really just a "gunganized" version of "Combat ...


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It is to my understanding that the Jedi creed is about doing away with feelings and expediency over ethics. Jedi seem fine with morally questionable acts, as long as it was done for a logical reason and not an emotional one, and that logical reason leads to the greater good. For example, the use of the Jedi mind trick is in itself pretty unethical in that it'...


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The Trade Federation expected to receive ambassadors from the Senate. It's mentioned several times that the tariff disputes, the negotiations concerning same, the appeal by Naboo, and so forth all run through the Senate, which is equal parts corrupt and incompetent and has therefore made no headway on the issue. The Trade Federation's plan relies on this ...


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