How Liberty Dies: The Politics of Star Wars

Published on Sep 26, 2021
"So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause." So goes the infamous line from Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, the culmination of a long, complicated, and very controversial political story built up throughout the Star Wars prequel trilogy. In their day, the prequel films, and especially their politics, were the subject of much ridicule and criticism. However, as more time has passed and the prequels become more and more relevant, the time has come to take a look at the politics and themes of these films and their accompanying show, The Clone Wars. Indeed, the time has come to ask the fateful question: how does liberty die?

0:00 Intro
2:37 Part I: A Republic in Decay
16:26 Part II: A Galaxy Divided
30:01 Part III: The Beginning of the End
52:02 Part IV: Twilight of the Republic
1:09:53 Conclusion: How Liberty Dies
1:15:43 Outro & Credits


A special thanks goes to ArTorr and So Uncivilized for influencing and inspiring this video as much as they did:

So Uncivilized:

An excellent article I found on the same subject, which I would strongly recommend:

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