The Economy of the Star Wars Galaxy

a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away. The star wars universe centred in this galaxy has of course been the centre of many stories filled with action intrigue and mindless cash grabs for toy licensing, but it is also home to an amazingly developed economy. No fictional universe that I know of has the level of debth that the star wars universe has garnered, from the movies, the games, the books and even the fan fiction it has all built a surprisingly tangible reality in this fictional universe.

A large part of that reality is the surprisingly realistic economy that has been fleshed out in the naritive of the star wars universe. The economics of galactic trade and military spending is a long way from the centre of the stories but it is still a foundation that whether intended or not gives an added layer of realism to a science fiction franchise about space wizards.

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