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Here's something weird: Soviet means "council," the European Council "is a collective body that defines the European Union's overall political direction and priorities" according to their website. So the European Union is essentially a union directed by a council, or soviet, a soviet union, amirite?

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Their flag looks like an upside down Betsy Ross flag too. (the flag evolved during the American Revolutionary War)
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The Betsy Ross flag is an early design of the flag of the United States, named for upholsterer and flag maker Betsy Ross. The pattern, which was in use as early as 1777, uses the common themes of alternating red-and-white striped area with stars in a blue canton. Its distinguishing feature is thirteen 5-pointed stars arranged in a circle to represent the unity of the Thirteen Colonies. As a historic U.S. flag, it has long been a popular symbol of American patriotism.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_Ross_flag