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The Galaxy is a Republic and Yet There's a Queen and a Princess

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She’s Princess of Alderaan not Princess of the Galaxy.

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How? Elective Monarchy.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elective_monarchy

They’re part of a collective system of planets within a greater political system through the larger galactic government shown with the Republic.

It’s all about ecology and symbiote relationships, along with common types of governments during ancient times. There’s always a bigger fish.

“Heroes come in all sizes, and you don’t have to be a giant hero. You can be a very small hero. It’s just as important to understand that accepting self-responsibility for the things you do, having good manners, caring about other people - these are heroic acts. Everybody has the choice of being a hero or not being a hero every day of their lives.” - George Lucas

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Its a fairy tale. Its supposed to be set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Once again the prequels explained something that didn’t need explaining. There is a Princess because that is what exists in a standard tale of this kind. You also have a Pirate, and you have a Wizard and you have this young man who is very much the Dorothy Gale, or the Jack Hawkins.

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My sense is that in Star Wars (1977) it was not planned for the Rebels to be explicitly fighting to restore democracy as we understand it. The articles of rebellion was written much later. All we knew was that there was a “Senate” which was disbanded.

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PlugFMammoth said:

My sense is that in Star Wars (1977) it was not planned for the Rebels to be explicitly fighting to restore democracy as we understand it. The articles of rebellion was written much later. All we knew was that there was a “Senate” which was disbanded.

The original novelization for Star Wars was released November 12th, 1976. And contained this prologue:

ANOTHER galaxy, another time.
The Old Republic was the Republic of legend, greater than distance or time. No need to note where it was or whence it came, only to know that… it was the Republic.
Once, under the wise rule of the Senate and the protection of the Jedi Knights, the Republic throve and grew. But as often happens when wealth and power pass beyond the admirable and attain the awesome, then appear those evil ones who have greed to match.
So it was with the Republic at its height. Like the greatest of trees, able to withstand any external attack, the Republic rotted from within though the danger was not visible from outside.
Aided and abetted by restless, power-hungry individuals within the government, and the massive organs of commerce, the ambitious Senator Palpatine caused himself to be elected President of the Republic. He promised to reunite the disaffected among the people and to restore the remembered glory of the Republic.
Once secure in office he declared himself Emperor, shutting himself away from the populace. Soon he was controlled by the very assistants and boot-lickers he had appointed to high office, and the cries of the people for justice did not reach his ears.
Having exterminated through treachery and deception the Jedi Knights, guardians of justice in the galaxy, the Imperial governors and bureaucrats prepared to institute a reign of terror among the disheartened worlds of the galaxy. Many used the imperial forces and the name of the increasingly isolated Emperor to further their own personal ambitions.
But a small number of systems rebelled at these new outrages. Declaring themselves opposed to the New Order they began the great battle to restore the Old Republic.
From the beginning they were vastly outnumbered by the systems held in thrall by the Emperor. In those first dark days it seemed certain the bright flame of resistance would be extinguished before it could cast the light of new truth across a galaxy of oppressed and beaten peoples…

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Stepping softly in a danger zone…