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Old 09-08-2019, 12:34 AM
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Given the number of sentient species who live in the Empire, why are imperial military personnel always human?
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Old 09-08-2019, 12:40 AM
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pure racism just like the real world organization its based on .... the empire has always been racist and hostile to anything that's non-human being which makes grand admiral Thrawn unique in the imperial annals but he was very successful so he had that in his favor

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Old 09-08-2019, 09:16 AM
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If you have to buy uniforms and armor on a cost per 100,000 units, and your discount is based on reordering by an automatic subscription, you only accept the most available and easiest to clone cannon fodder the galaxy has to offer.
There are specialty jobs open to other species, such as that guy down the garbage chute of the Death Star.
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:05 AM
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Yes, racism, or rather specieism. They are space nazis after all.

It'd be doubtful many nonhumans would want to join even if they could.
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This question is actually directly addressed in both legends and canon.

Here is a link to a video (about 10:30 long) that answers your question
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ISTM if the Emperor were Space Hitler, we would occasionally see some populist mass rallies in support of the Galactic Reich. But he didn't come to power that way, but by persuading the Senate, in a time of crisis (partly of Palpatine's own making), that a monarchy is a more efficient and effectual form of government than a republic. (Hitler essentially did that with the Reichstag, but after he had built up a populist mass movement.)

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Old 09-11-2019, 12:16 AM
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This question is actually directly addressed in both legends and canon.

Here is a link to a video (about 10:30 long) that answers your question
Very enlightening! Thanks!

(I don't read the books -- I only think of the films as canon. From the films, you would never guess Coruscant is the humans' original homeworld.)
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