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What year does Star Wars take place in?
August 21, 2015 9:50PM
It's not specified in Earth years, just that it happened "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away." Most of the dates in Star Wars are relative to pivotal battles. The Battle of Yavin is typically used as the starting point. So everything is either BBY (Before Battle of Yavin) or ABY (After Battle of Yavin).