A Star Wars Speculation
The historical model for the Star Wars series is obviously the French Revolution and its aftermath.
It starts with a revolution backed by the “money power” (i.e., the middle classes) followed by a megalomaniac seizing power temporarily. The Emperor Palpatine is clearly an analog of Napoleon. (That means, of course, that Darth Vader is an analog of Talleyrand.)
The next step will be a restoration of the Ancien Regime. There may be more revolutions later.