Every Google search of "trade federation" leads directly to star wars. You know why?

Every Google search of "trade federation" leads directly to star wars. You know why? Because such a thing doesn't fricking exist in the world and no one who watches TPM for the first time, or even the 100th, is going to have any idea what the frick they or why they're allowed to blockade planets and arbitrarily control 'trade routes' in the 3 dimensions of space

Lucas, you fricking moron

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Uhm actually the prequels are a MASTER CLASS of political theory. Like how the heckin senate is dumb(just like democrats irl) and sign over all their political power to a guy who looks like a demon cause he said the guys defending them for eons are evil and killed them all before they could defend themselves. It's just like 9/11! And also the taxes on trade routes are just like modern day taxes. And then there's the obvious parallels to mass surveillance and erosion of civil rights told by the cgi bugs and cgi mexican clones

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's just like 9/11!
      Lol. Fricking zoomers, I swear. The Prequeks were thinly disguised criticism of the First Gulf War and how the Neocons took over the Republicans and government.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does every prequel critique rely on being purposefully moronic?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah and "galactic empire" doesn't exist in real life
    It's almost like its a fictional universe, you fricking moron

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >galactic empire
      An empire that invades and annexes planets instead of continents. Pretty self explanatory.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That isn't even what the Empire in Star Wars is. All the planets were already part of the Republic, they just restructured the governing body. moron.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >trade federation
        An federation that controls trade between planets instead of continents. Pretty self explanatory.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"galactic empire" doesn't exist in real life
      Yes it does.
      >"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..."
      It literally said so in the very first shot of the original Star Wars movie that all these events happened irl.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In fact 'trade federation' was simply the place holder for the Empire before it was the empire, but Lucas was too stupid to come with an organization that would be huge and powerful enough to be invading planets for some sort of actual "legal" reason. The best he could come was trade, they enforce....trade? Lmao

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're a dumb frick

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The dumb frick is Lucas who got the idea for the trade federation from the British empire controlling the seas and its colonies and tried to mimic that without the EMPIRE part

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They're weren't like the Empire though. They were Amazon with a seat in the US Senate and their own army.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >They're weren't like the Empire though.
            They were literally modeled after the British naval empire and its control of the seas. You're trying to understand Lucas' moronic logic and make sense out if it, but it's never going to happen. Lucas had no idea what the trade federation in TPM even is either. He thought an armada of ships with the ability to blockade planets would be a cool basic for a war and didn't think of that would actually function in its universe

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              George isn't the first person to come up with the idea of mega corporations that rival counties in power. They weren't powerful enough to fight the Republic or the empire but they were powerful enough to push around a relative backwater planet like naboo and pay off other senators to back their plays.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yibidibi dudulu

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They were the Hanseatic League, who were never a nation but had enough military presence to fight wars against Denmark, England, and Sweden and win.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was a European organization created after World War II to integrate Europe's coal and steel industries into a single common market based on the principle of supranationalism ... The organization's subsequent enlargement of both members and duties ultimately led to the creation of the European Union.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't like phantom menace. I saw it as a kid and thought it was worse than the original trilogy. When the RLM guys whined about this embargo and called it boring it actually peaked my interest enough that I rewatched the movie. Well, obviously there wasn't much more to it than a couple of lines and it wasn't really worth a rewatch but the concept is very good and interesting.

    It's like golden age of sail with chartered trade companies. Or like medieval venice or hanseatic league. Who doesn't like the history of the Dutch East India Company? They should make kino about such things.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Never heard of the WTO or SWIFT?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Literally has nothing to do with lucas' idea

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Those tools that are used by the world's hegemon (US) to sanction and prevent countries from being able to trade with the rest of the world when they don't obey his orders. Lucas literally admitted that the Empire was an allegory of what the US could become and the rebels were the Vietnamese and other countries who were attacked by the US.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Lucas literally admitted that the Empire was an allegory of what the US could become

          That's something he said 30 years after he made the OT where in they were literally copying WW2 gundam footage shot for shot from P-51s shooting down 109s. Lmao

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >if one element of a movie is inspired by a conflict, it cannot reference any other conflict

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You're probably very young, but if you grew up with the 1995 VHS tapes, or maybe the special editions, you would have had the extra making of documentary about how the OT was made. I'm sure it's on YouTube somewhere. At any rate, it's nothing more than WW2 in space mixed with king Arthur and the wizard of oz, and Lucas doesn't shy away from admitting that any step of the way. The empire is Germany. The rebels are Britain. The death star in ANH is the battle of Britain.

              Have fun looking that up and enjoy.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ok post comparison side by side vids?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                it's true for the ot but the prequels are clearly inspired by modern politics

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >where in they were literally copying WW2 gundam footage shot for shot from P-51s shooting down 109s. Lmao
            wat

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              All the space battle footage in the original star wars was copied 1:1 from ww2 guncam footage. This used to be common knowledge among sw fans

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ok post comparison side by side vids?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You want a link to the famous dam busters raid video?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                what

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                what

                Do zoomers really not know about this?

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              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                dude i'm like 50 lmfao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Me too lma0, skibidibi

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the dialogue always seemed so old fashioned
                almost..too old fashioned even for 1977
                Well, now I know
                and the voices sound like when you get a lot of water in your ears

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    “Trade” and “federation” are English words, so you should be able to parse their meaning together. It’s pretty obvious.
    >trade = commerce, the act of buying or selling goods or services
    >federation = an encompassing political or societal entity formed by uniting smaller or more localized entities
    The trade federation is some entity that controls commerce between different planets. If I wrote a story and invented some organization named something like “the Coffee Corporation” or “the Metropolis Bank,” would you be unable to imagine what those things were?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      try not to sound so fat and upset next time lmao

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Post physique

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So if planet A wants to trade with planet B, they arbitrarily need to go through the Trade Federation? It can't be a government body, otherwise they'd have to reason to be upset over the taxation. Or are they just a 3rd party organization that leases out cargo ships for interstellar trade? If so, it's odd that this glorified UPS service can stand toe-to-toe with the galactic government

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Trade Federation was a powerful commerce guild, trade cartel, megacorporation, and lobbying group.
        The initial goal of the Trade Federation was to mediate disputes between shipping firms, but it evolved into a powerful corporation with its own commercial trade fleet.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Imagine the mental gymnastics you have to use to think any of this is remotely true or stated anywhere in the movie, or that such an entity even makes logical sense

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          At what point during watching TPM does a viewer attain this information?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's irrelevant to the story told in the movie.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    George is a moron but so are you.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't Padmé allow the Senate to explore the validity of her accusations?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it had already been investigated by the jedi.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That was off the record. The Jedi were working directly for Chancellor Valorum, not the Senate.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because he was a fricking cuck getting pushed around by bureaucrats and senators. Everyone knew that naboo had been invaded

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because she wanted to resolve the situation as soon as possible.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shocking how much headcanon people have to invent for a series made for children and 80 IQ adults. Clearly Lucas didn't give a shit about the galactic politics beyond good vs. evil, why do you pretend it's anything deeper? You're just writing fan fiction at that point

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Because such a thing doesn't fricking exist in the world

    We already have metanational corporations substantially richer then many nations, Apple alone has a larger "GDP" then 2/3 of the nations on the planet but yeah, we can trust these corporations to do the right thing...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lucas came up with the "trade federation" before high speed internet existed and he modeled it after 1700s naval warfare....

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Apple is a much better name than the generic "Trade Federation".

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Apple is gay

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yup.
    It's a nothing term.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They’re basically what the East India Company was.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ah yes, the first of many globohomosexual corporations to plague humanity.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's crazy that if you look it up you'll find out that there were cyberpunk corporation wars as early as in 17th century, like there were literal naval and land battles between british and french companies over spices and trade routes

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Megacorps has always been our future

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Does the trade federation have a state enforced monopoly?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Only in the sense that they had tax-free trade routes and zones to operate within so they didn't have to pay taxes to the Republic. It was the rumor that Chancellor Valorum was going to enact legislation to tax those zones that triggered the Naboo blockade in protest.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    try searching Hanseatic league

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think the prequels are stupid but this is a shitty point to make. Its a megacorporation that due to weakening grasps of central authority, has alotted way too much power. in other words its a science-fiction staple.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sounds like the major corporations in galactic trade formed a union, probably so give power in tax negotiations and regulations. as for how theyre able to blockade planets it seems evident that its due to the massive power the federation has while the republic goverment has a fractured senateno standing army and is instead policed by a cult of religious fanatics.

    if you want irl examples of similar though look at the Rio Tino blockade of Bouganvile

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always took it as "These guys helped facilitate trade across the galaxy and are now (Illegally) blockading Naboo from all trade, potentially starving them". That was my best guess on what a "Trade Federation" was and it seems on point plus fits with what is shown in the film.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ever heard of the East India Company?
    why do you think we have wars? it's still all about trading, resources, and arbitrary rules

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