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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