I feel like someone needs to do a deep dive into how effective the Ewoks were at asymmetrical warfare, which highlights how incompetent the Empire was at conflict when you neutralized their big machines.

The Empire was just getting their ass kicked often in straight up conflict. If it wasn't for the fear of Vader, the probably would have crumpled way earlier.

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@Are0h I suspect the empire's defeat lays entirely at the political systems within resulting in a dog eat dog mentality within the leadership and an obsession with oversized relatively useless for anything other than intimidation weapons projects (the deathstar is on the face of it a stupid thing to build there is no advantage gained from a planet being blown up and it must have nearly bankrupted their government)

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@Are0h also by basically being The Republic But Shitty And Even More Fascist the Empire inherited all the same problems the Republic had but all solutions to those problems lying at the feet of a guy whose only interest is finding young men to groom and abuse into his weird nihilistic cult which is just 100% a recipe for disaster

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