Re: Firefly/Serenity question...
^ Perhaps, but you can't be in a union if you're not allied...
I think they were just looking for an excuse to put the word Alliance in there. Or, hell, why not just have the whole, entire name be 'Alliance' and that's it? That's descriptive enough.
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