Yoda has today revealed that it was only possible to topple the Empire due to an organised democratic movement which had its roots way back in Tunisia in 2011.
Without the communication and mobilisation which became possible through facebook, twitter and which by the time of the attacks had evolved into a pan-galactic network called 'spingle.glax' (hence repeated use throughout the history of the conflict of the phrases 'I've been spang' and 'do you spang'), the empire would never have succumbed to the will of the people, and Emporer Palpatine would never have been dissipated.
The network brought together protesters from all walks of life, irrespective
of their views, colour, creed or shape but all had the common goal of freedom from tyrrany. There were Jedis, Wookies, humans and others all with a view of a fairer society where everyone was equal and their leaders didn't try to murder them with nasty little men in shiny plastic uniforms.
Spingle droids played a key role in the dissemination of the information which
ultimately allowed the rebels to triumph. They were the hubs, the heros, the self-sacrificing antennae of the revolutions who held out every bit as long as their batteries.
There would have been no downfall of such a repressive regime, no decisive change of democratic principles in favour of the rights of the population and, let's be honest, without the extraordinary reach of these social networks, Luke Skywalker might never have found his father.
But despite all the advances made by the New Republic established after the conflict significant problems remain. Jedi knights involved in the campaign have found it difficult to readjust to their hard-won freedoms and are often found living rough on the verges of a nodescript planet saying 'force be wiv ya, guvnor' whenever someone gives them spare change; Millennium Falcon technology is regularly being traded to new-found, unstable, but potentially useful tyrranical regimes, and x-wing fighter spacecraft are all over the place in the hands of powerful planetary potentates who just happen to control all the oxygen.
But after a landslide election, and a twenty five year reign of power, in which Leia frequently turned a blind eye when President Han hit the bottle and started having it away with spacey interns and galactic collegiates who he always keeps on stand-by, there are increasing concerns that the republic's going off the rails.
Many also suggest that Han's been pocketing loads of cash and hiding it in tax havens in Frogle Major and Alpha-873. They intend to get that money back for the sake of the republic, and the Wookies are tooled up and raring to go out there and get it. Ultimately, though, the divide between the galactic rich and the galactic poor is wider than ever under the new 'free' regime.
Added Yoda; 'Learn never will we? '