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21st Jun '16 11:52:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* The "Breen National Anthem", {{Leitmotif}} of ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'''s primary antagonists, has a deliberate Wagnerian sound to it. Originally it was meant to represent a single character, a very Germanic-looking soldier in one of the original ''LiquidTelevision'' shorts (who died a minute into his first and only appearance), but the music was kept because it was felt that it suited the nation of Bregna's authoritarian character.

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* The "Breen National Anthem", {{Leitmotif}} of ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'''s primary antagonists, has a deliberate Wagnerian sound to it. Originally it was meant to represent a single character, a very Germanic-looking soldier in one of the original ''LiquidTelevision'' ''WesternAnimation/LiquidTelevision'' shorts (who died a minute into his first and only appearance), but the music was kept because it was felt that it suited the nation of Bregna's authoritarian character.
21st Jun '16 11:51:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Mr Burns]] has a taped version of 'Ride of the Valkyries' ready for when he was going to get Homer's mother arrested for [[spoiler: being among the protesters who destroyed his biological weapon lab]]. Unfortunately, [[SoundtrackDissonance the music immediately switched]] to 'Waterloo' by Music/{{ABBA}}.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Mr Burns]] Burns has a taped version of 'Ride of the Valkyries' ready for when he was going to get Homer's mother arrested for [[spoiler: being among the protesters who destroyed his biological weapon lab]]. Unfortunately, [[SoundtrackDissonance the music immediately switched]] to 'Waterloo' by Music/{{ABBA}}.
9th Jun '16 11:35:01 PM theknack101
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR1M7cs6INc general theme]] for the ''Videogame/Luftrausers'' sounds rather Wagnerian once it gets going. Though this is likely intentional since your allies all have a rather Nazi aesthetic to them.
6th Jun '16 9:10:22 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** The Imperial March is also a subversion in itself because aside from tempo and hitting the downbeats hard it doesn't actually sound like most real military marches, which tend to be played mostly at the mid to upper end of the range (at least for the melody line) and in a major key, giving them a bright, triumphant sound. The Imperial March is performed by instruments playing at the very bottom of their range in a minor key (giving it a dark sound), and there are deliberately dissonant notes in many of the chords to set up tension. John Williams knows how to write a march, and deliberately broke most of the rules to come up with the Imperial March.

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** The Imperial March is also a subversion in itself because aside from tempo and hitting the downbeats hard it doesn't actually sound like most real military marches, which tend to be played mostly at the mid to upper end of the range (at least for the melody line) and in a major key, giving them a bright, triumphant sound. The Imperial March is performed by instruments playing at the very bottom of their range in a minor key (giving it a dark sound), and there are deliberately dissonant notes in many of the chords to set up tension. John Williams knows how to write a march, and deliberately broke most of the rules to come up with the Imperial March. Appropriately for an Empire built on the Dark Side of the Force, it's meant to be menacing, not triumphant.
8th May '16 12:46:13 AM JackG
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* There is truth to the legend that SS panzer divisions, at the Battle of Kursk in 1943, attacked with Wagner's ''Ride of the Valkyries'' playing over the radio. \

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* There is truth to the legend that SS panzer divisions, at the Battle of Kursk in 1943, attacked with Wagner's ''Ride of the Valkyries'' playing over the radio. \
8th May '16 12:45:57 AM JackG
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* There is truth to the legend that SS panzer divisions, at the Battle of Kursk in 1943, attacked with Wagner's ''Ride of the Valkyries'' playing over the radio.

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* There is truth to the legend that SS panzer divisions, at the Battle of Kursk in 1943, attacked with Wagner's ''Ride of the Valkyries'' playing over the radio. \
* The concert ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_for_a_Time_of_War Music for a Time of War]]''.
23rd Apr '16 1:37:04 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Another literal example would be the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE3Ak1av6_0 Düppeler Schanzen-Sturmmarsch]] written by the Prussian march composer Johann Gottfried Piefke during the Second Schleswig War against Denmark in 1864. It was created specifically to be played on the front-lines by a military orchestra during the Prussian attack on the Danish forces in the Battle of Dybbøl. As the Prussian army had expected, the outnumbered Danes had their positions completely overrun and suffered a crushing defeat, and their fate as the losers of the war was effectively sealed.

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* Another literal example would be the [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE3Ak1av6_0 com/watch?v=-UhWsATNlCE Düppeler Schanzen-Sturmmarsch]] written by the Prussian march composer Johann Gottfried Piefke during the Second Schleswig War against Denmark in 1864. It was created specifically to be played on the front-lines by a military orchestra during the Prussian attack on the Danish forces in the Battle of Dybbøl. As the Prussian army had expected, the outnumbered Danes had their positions completely overrun and suffered a crushing defeat, and their fate as the losers of the war was effectively sealed.
22nd Feb '16 1:56:53 PM Random888
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Incidentally, German music earlier came under attack during the anti-German hysteria of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. A generation before it became "Music to Invade Poland To", German music was denounced as "Music to Invade Belgium To".
20th Feb '16 2:14:51 PM maxwellsilver
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MusicToInvadePolandTo refers to any music that gets accused of being Nazi because it sounds "Germanic," "Teutonic," "[[Music/RichardWagner Wagnerian]]," or the like.

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MusicToInvadePolandTo Music To Invade Poland To refers to any music that gets accused of being Nazi because it sounds "Germanic," "Teutonic," "[[Music/RichardWagner Wagnerian]]," or the like.
5th Feb '16 5:17:41 PM TheDragonDemands
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** ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' officially establishes the march as the national anthem of the Empire InUniverse. Going further, "Empire Day" introduces a more upbeat version of the march during a parade on the titular holiday, making it more similar to a real world military march.

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** ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' officially establishes the march as the national anthem of the Empire InUniverse. Going further, "Empire Day" introduces a more upbeat version of the march during a parade on the titular holiday, making it more similar to a real world military march. In fact, in the behind the scenes features for "Empire Day", the producers explicitly point out how difficult it was to make a variant of the Imperial March that sounded like uplifting parade music, specifically pointing out that the official Imperial March is actually kind of dark for what would be realistically expected of a national anthem.
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