How History Influenced Star Wars
I think George Lucas got his inspiration towards Star Wars by studying history. Yoda is said to be the master and enlightened person of the force. He is like Buddha he has found complete sync with the force. The Empire symbol is very closely to the Nazi symbol. I think George Lucas made the Darth Vader mask look similar to the Nazi soldiers because he thinks he is in a way like Hitler. The Nazi army like the Empire Army was made from what was considered the supreme race. The Nazi army was made up of all white Germans and the Empire army was made from one person's DNA.