Star Wars in One Chart, with apologies to Charles Joseph Minard and his visualization of Napoleonâ€™s invasion of Russia
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Star Wars!
The Empireâ€™s fatal strategy was particularly obvious at Yavin, when the first Death Star was destroyed â€” causing the deaths of approximately 2.4 million personnel, or the equivalent of 50 Star Destroyer crews â€” and at Endor, where the destruction of the second Death Star, a large portion of the Star Destroyer fleet and the Super Star DestroyerÂ ExecutorÂ led to the demiseÂ of an estimated 78 Star Destroyers worth of Imperial personnel (3.6 million personnel).
Troops and materiel werenâ€™t the only deciding factor in the conflict. There was also the Force, and the events of Endor shifted the balance of that power toward the Jedi for the first time in the warâ€™s history.