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Adding a crown to the Coat of Arms of Poland after the fall of the Soviet Union, and at the end of the communist era in Poland, c. 1990. During the period of Soviet control, the Polish eagle was stripped of its crown as it was a connection to Polish monarchy and nobility, which did not sit well with the leaders of the People’s Republic of Poland. Any and all connections to the former class system were eradicated by the Soviets.