There is a similarity within this broad categorisation when compared to the economic and political factors characterising the failed Soviet experiment. First, there was a collectivist ideology that centralised economic regulation (which was to lead to a state of communism wherein the workers' State was to be so abundantly productive that money and private property would have no longer been required). Second, there existed a union of so-called Republics which on paper gave ample self-regulatory freedoms to a number of nationalities, but which in truth was a centralised empire ruled from Moscow just like Caesar had ruled from Rome.
Today the euro-integrationists are telling us how wonderful "subsidiarity" and "shared sovereignty" are. This utopia may look good on paper and it sounds even better through the lips of demagogues, but in reality it collectivises whole nations into an artificial, economically hegemonised, 'synthetic' State - an empire. This hegemonic rule, no matter how democratic it may appear to be, is predisposed towards the creation of voiceless minorities.