How did history influence Star Wars?
The Wing Fighters are representing the Fighters of WWI. In WWI the planes that would go out to fight were called ''The Fighters'' and in Star Wars the Star ships were called ''A-Wing Fighter''. Which is very relevant to the planes in WWI.
The Storm Troopers in Star Wars symbolize the Soldiers in WWII. They were both commanded by evil men , Hitler and Darth Vader.
Darth Vader and Adolph Hitler are the commanders of the soldiers that were on ''the dark side'' . They were in charge of the troops that caused all the terror and disaster.