If your government suddenly went from a semi-functional republic to a despotic dictatorship, I doubt you'd consider it an inconsequential blip.
The Third Reich lasted only 12 years and is considered one of the most evil regimes in history.
...and both had Stormtroopers. Coincidence?
Well actualy in sw eu most citizens didnt really care, it was almost business as usual. Oh and fyi the reason ww2 is so hated/remembered is due to its resint-ness.