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What is the secret to the Hutt success?

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What is the secret to the Hutt success?

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adormitul
07.23.2015 , 11:06 AM | #1
The Hutt are the longest living surviving galactic power even older then the republic that survived for over 20 thousand years and the Hutt space is older then that. They are not a great power but somehow they managed to outlive them all including the republic in the near future. What is the reason for that?
How come a galactic power based on corruption, crime, slavery and decadence is so long lived. And that is in spite of the fact that they did not stay neutral and isolated they got involved in every galactic conflict we know of.
What do you all think?

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NUTMANIAC
07.23.2015 , 12:34 PM | #2
It's fictional lol
Edit :just kidding .It's probably because they've so much wealth.I guess its not just about their power bases,goons etc

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bigbassman
07.23.2015 , 12:35 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by adormitul View Post
The Hutt are the longest living surviving galactic power even older then the republic that survived for over 20 thousand years and the Hutt space is older then that. They are not a great power but somehow they managed to outlive them all including the republic in the near future. What is the reason for that?
How come a galactic power based on corruption, crime, slavery and decadence is so long lived. And that is in spite of the fact that they did not stay neutral and isolated they got involved in every galactic conflict we know of.
What do you all think?
I think you in part answered your own question, since those things always seem to be around in any society.

I'm more interested in how Hutts rose to the top of the food chain to begin with. After all, they are just a giant worm, with no discernible physical means to compete against other species. Now of course they maintain their status via money etc..., but based on the evolutionary theory of survival of the fittest, they would have been wiped out long before they got where they are now.

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Rodyn
07.23.2015 , 12:42 PM | #4
The Hutts aren't just crime lords. They're also businessmen. Their society is based around ironclad contracts with extremely fine print, which is how they get many of their slaves, and enslave entire species. The Hutt Cartel isn't complete chaos, it's more like an ordered, albeit corrupt, business empire. The Hutts may be slimey, but they're still lawful. Just not Lawful Good.
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adormitul
07.23.2015 , 12:44 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by bigbassman View Post
I think you in part answered your own question, since those things always seem to be around in any society.

I'm more interested in how Hutts rose to the top of the food chain to begin with. After all, they are just a giant worm, with no discernible physical means to compete against other species. Now of course they maintain their status via money etc..., but based on the evolutionary theory of survival of the fittest, they would have been wiped out long before they got where they are now.
What I said are usually sings of decline for a eventual fall not signs of stability.
From what I understood they are quite smart and crafty in spite of their physical weakness. Brains beats brawn I guess.

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MadDutchman
07.23.2015 , 04:25 PM | #6
hutts are (were?) quite capable of being physically active, especially in swampy terrain like hutta.
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Dan_Loto
07.23.2015 , 07:25 PM | #7
Hutts' average lifespan is 1000 years. Humans have difficulty in the low hundreds. You can gain a lot of wisdom and a lot of experience in 1000 years.
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jauvtus
07.24.2015 , 02:56 AM | #8
The reason they rose and still stand is very easy: they have almost all of the gas and fuel resources in the galaxy. That's where their pretty much infinte wealth comes from. And with so much money they can do whatever they want: do business, go to war, conquer underworld or invent and organize Huttball

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BrianDavion
07.24.2015 , 03:17 AM | #9
well Modern Hutt society is only 10,000 years old. before 15,000 BBY they had a militant empire (you hear mention of this in Imp side Makeb BTW)

that said, Hutt society is proably better governered then you think. they have their own laws and codes that they follow strictly. they just belive they're above "the lesser races" and treat the laws of said lesser races with contempt.

Basicly "the law is for Hutts, screw those other guys we'll take advantage of em how we please"
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Bouncy_Hunter
07.24.2015 , 06:50 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by adormitul View Post
The Hutt are the longest living surviving galactic power even older then the republic that survived for over 20 thousand years and the Hutt space is older then that. They are not a great power but somehow they managed to outlive them all including the republic in the near future. What is the reason for that?
How come a galactic power based on corruption, crime, slavery and decadence is so long lived. And that is in spite of the fact that they did not stay neutral and isolated they got involved in every galactic conflict we know of.
What do you all think?
Slaves, plus I guess their smarts in these kinds of businesses make up for their lack of acrobatic skills.