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21st Nov '17 11:58:12 AM KYCubbie
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* In ''Film/{{Zulu}}'', the Welsh soldiers sing 'Men of Harlech'. 'Land of my Fathers' is the Welsh anthem. 'Harlech' is a better song, so RuleOfCool.

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* In ''Film/{{Zulu}}'', the Welsh soldiers sing 'Men "Men of Harlech'. 'Land Harlech". ''Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau'' (translating to "Land of my Fathers' My Fathers") is the Welsh anthem. 'Harlech' "Harlech" is a better song, so RuleOfCool.



** The fact that "The Star-Spangled Banner" wasn't adopted until 1931 may very well be why certain American sporting events founded before then, such as the Kentucky Derby and the Indianapolis 500, are well known for including their ''state'' anthems in their ceremonies to this day.

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** The fact that "The Star-Spangled Banner" wasn't adopted until 1931 may very well be why certain American sporting events founded before then, such as the [[UsefulNotes/HorseRacing Kentucky Derby Derby]] and the [[UsefulNotes/IndyCar Indianapolis 500, 500]], are well known for including their ''state'' anthems in their ceremonies to this day.
15th Nov '17 10:11:14 AM Kartoonkid95
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' episode "Sultans of Swat", Mike introduces the natives to baseball and tries to start a game by singing "The Star-Spangled Banner", only for her friends to sing their island's own anthem.




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* A RunningGag in the ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' episode "Salute to Sports" has Goofy trying to sing the national anthem, only to sing another song instead. He finally gets it eventually, but the episode ends before he can finish the first line.
-->Oh, the national anthem goes like this, doo-dah, doo-dah
-->The national anthem goes like this, oh the doo-dah day
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Timmy wishes for his fairies to switch his terrible singing voice with that of Chip Skylark's. Unfortunately for Chip, he was due to sing at the World Series that night.
14th Nov '17 2:34:45 PM AHI-3000
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A national anthem is like the offically recognized ThemeSong of a country, usually (but not always) officially recognized by the government. Due to their iconic status they tend to show up in media a lot.

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A national anthem is like essentially the offically recognized ThemeSong of a an entire country, usually (but not always) officially recognized by the government. Due to their iconic status they tend to show up in media a lot.
11th Nov '17 6:13:06 AM Wuz
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20th Oct '17 9:15:49 PM Angeldeb82
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* In ''Film/LaVieEnRose'', a [[CircusBrat young Edith Piaf]] is told to "do something" for the crowd by her street performer [[JerkAss father]], and after a brief hesitation, she lets loose with a brassy, powerful rendition of "La Marseillaise." See it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCE0GDeClbs here]].

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* In ''Film/LaVieEnRose'', a [[CircusBrat young Edith Piaf]] is told to "do something" for the crowd by her street performer [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} father]], and after a brief hesitation, she lets loose with a brassy, powerful rendition of "La Marseillaise." See it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCE0GDeClbs here]].



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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' used the Chinese National Anthem (March of the Volunteers) during the intro and ending of the Chinese campaign.
* The theme to ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' is the real national anthem of Nazi Germany, "The Horst Wessel Song".
* The {{UsefulNotes/GBA}} port of VideoGame/{{Wings}} plays the German national anthem if you choose to fly for the Kaiser.
* One of the soundtracks of ''Stupid Invaders'' (the video game adapted from ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGoofs'') is a [[TheElevatorFromIpanema Muzak-like]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFkalWOWJJ0 Marseillaise]].



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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' after resolving the conflict the town decides to celebrate by joining hands and singing ''Oh Canada!'' on the grounds that it's much more peaceful than ''The Star Spangled Banned''

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' after resolving the conflict the town decides to celebrate by joining hands and singing ''Oh Canada!'' on the grounds that it's much more peaceful than ''The Star Spangled Banned''Banner''.



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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' used the Chinese National Anthem (March of the Volunteers) during the intro and ending of the Chinese campaign.
* The theme to ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' is the real national anthem of Nazi Germany, "The Horst Wessel Song".
* The {{UsefulNotes/GBA}} port of VideoGame/{{Wings}} plays the German national anthem if you choose to fly for the Kaiser.
* One of the soundtracks of ''Stupid Invaders'' (the video game adapted from ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGoofs'') is a [[TheElevatorFromIpanema Muzak-like]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFkalWOWJJ0 Marseillaise]].

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* The [[UsefulNotes/FrenchPoliticalSystem French National Assembly]] [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yRvm0AgvJNY spontaneously began singing La Marseillaise]] in response to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_2015_%C3%8Ele-de-France_attacks 2 terrorist attacks in the same week of January 2015]] (which included the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Hebdo_shooting Charlie Hebdo Shootings]]). It was as if to make a statement that despite being in their nation's {{darkest hour}} since UsefulNotes/WorldWarII [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse until a]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks few months later]], [[DownerEnding and again]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Nice_attack the following year]] ]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming France will not abandon]] [[WideEyedIdealist its ideals in retaliation]] [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics to these attacks]].

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* The [[UsefulNotes/FrenchPoliticalSystem French National Assembly]] [[https://m.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRvm0AgvJNY spontaneously began singing La Marseillaise]] in response to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_2015_%C3%8Ele-de-France_attacks 2 terrorist attacks in the same week of January 2015]] (which included the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Hebdo_shooting Charlie Hebdo Shootings]]). It was as if to make a statement that despite being in their nation's {{darkest hour}} since UsefulNotes/WorldWarII [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse until a]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks few months later]], [[DownerEnding and again]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Nice_attack the following year]] ]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming year]]]], [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments France will not abandon]] [[WideEyedIdealist its ideals in retaliation]] [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics to these attacks]].



* [[DuckSoup Hail! Hail Freedonia! Land of the brave! And! Free!]]

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* [[DuckSoup [[Film/DuckSoup Hail! Hail Freedonia! Land of the brave! And! Free!]]



* Apparently many seem to be under the impression that "Waltzing Matilda" is the Australian national anthem. There have been genuine calls to make it the Australian anthem, however, and it is thought of by some as an "unofficial national anthem". Under conservative Malcolm Fraser's Prime Ministership, ''Waltzing Matilda'' was one of ''four'' official Australian National Anthems, as well as the current one, God Save the Queen, and... [[AndZoidberg some other one]]. This confused situation was instituted due to a conservative desire to retain God Save the Queen (swapped by previous PM Whitlam for what exists now), and was basically a quirky compromise. (Eventually, Australia adopted the same, less-quirky compromise as Canada and the rest of the Commonwealth, whereby "God Save the Queen" is the country's "royal anthem" used for state occasions where the monarch or viceroy is there; this leaves Waltzing Matilda entirely out of luck.)

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* Apparently many seem to be under the impression that "Waltzing Matilda" is the Australian national anthem. There have been genuine calls to make it the Australian anthem, however, and it is thought of by some as an "unofficial national anthem". Under conservative Malcolm Fraser's Prime Ministership, ''Waltzing Matilda'' was one of ''four'' official Australian National Anthems, as well as the current one, God Save the Queen, and... [[AndZoidberg [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg some other one]]. This confused situation was instituted due to a conservative desire to retain God Save the Queen (swapped by previous PM Whitlam for what exists now), and was basically a quirky compromise. (Eventually, Australia adopted the same, less-quirky compromise as Canada and the rest of the Commonwealth, whereby "God Save the Queen" is the country's "royal anthem" used for state occasions where the monarch or viceroy is there; this leaves Waltzing Matilda entirely out of luck.)



* On ''The Satanic Sketches'' album, TheDGeneration mocks the inability of Australians to remember the words of "Advance Australia Fair. After asking evryone to be upstanding for the national anthem, they bein singing:

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* On ''The Satanic Sketches'' album, TheDGeneration mocks the inability of Australians to remember the words of "Advance Australia Fair. After asking evryone everyone to be upstanding for the national anthem, they bein begin singing:



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMQvP0SX3ls This woman]] at a hockey game forgets the words part-way in, leading her to retreat and get cue cards. But then, when she comes back out, [[LaserGuidedKarma she slips on the ice.]]

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMQvP0SX3ls This woman]] at a hockey game forgets the words part-way in, leading her to retreat and get cue cards. But then, when she comes back out, [[LaserGuidedKarma she slips on the ice.]]ice]].
16th Sep '17 11:17:27 AM nombretomado
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* The [[GameBoyAdvance GBA]] port of VideoGame/{{Wings}} plays the German national anthem if you choose to fly for the Kaiser.

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* The [[GameBoyAdvance GBA]] {{UsefulNotes/GBA}} port of VideoGame/{{Wings}} plays the German national anthem if you choose to fly for the Kaiser.
28th Jul '17 5:05:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, the national anthem assigned to the {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica is a thinly disguised version of Bok van Blerk's ''Afrikanerhart'' anthem. It isn't an ''official'' anthem on either world. But people moved to sing it put real passion into the words. More than they do into the ''official'' anthem. [[note]] go [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEK4YfeE5e4&index=1&list=PLIa36ETako3MaZaw7-I0qEuflOniBvTWd here]] for a listen. The translation from Afrikaans isn't brilliant but you get a general idea.[[/note]]

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, the national anthem assigned to the {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica is a thinly disguised version of Bok van Blerk's ''Afrikanerhart'' anthem. It isn't an ''official'' anthem on either world. But people moved to sing it put real passion into the words. More than they do into the ''official'' anthem. [[note]] go [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEK4YfeE5e4&index=1&list=PLIa36ETako3MaZaw7-I0qEuflOniBvTWd here]] for a listen. The translation from Afrikaans isn't brilliant but you get a general idea.[[/note]]
24th Jul '17 2:30:57 PM AgProv
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, the national anthem assigned to the {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica is a thinly disguised version of Bok van Blerk's ''Afrikanerhart'' anthem. It isn't an ''official'' anthem on either world. But people moved to sing it put real passion into the words. More than they do into the ''official'' anthem. [[note]] go [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEK4YfeE5e4&index=1&list=PLIa36ETako3MaZaw7-I0qEuflOniBvTWd here]] for a listen. The translation from Afrikaans isn't brilliant but you get a general idea.[[/note]]

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* While Scotland and Wales have their own official national anthems, England lacks one. Quite often it is assumed that Edward Elgar's ''Pomp and Circumstance Number One'' (with words, ''Land Of Hope And Glory'') is England's anthem. It isn't. Similarly, the musical setting of William Blake's ''Jerusalem'' is sung with enough passion by organisations as disparate as the Labour Party, the Womens' Institute, and at England's rugby union fixtures, for it to be a valid contender. It isn't, either.
9th Jul '17 3:50:51 PM nombretomado
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* The [[UsefulNotes/FrenchPoliticalSystem French National Assembly]] [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yRvm0AgvJNY spontaneously began singing La Marseillaise]] in response to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_2015_%C3%8Ele-de-France_attacks 2 terrorist attacks in the same week of January 2015]] (which included the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Hebdo_shooting Charlie Hebdo Shootings]]). It was as if to make a statement that despite being in their nation's {{darkest hour}} since {{World War II}} [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse until a]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks few months later]], [[DownerEnding and again]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Nice_attack the following year]] ]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming France will not abandon]] [[WideEyedIdealist its ideals in retaliation]] [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics to these attacks]].

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* The [[UsefulNotes/FrenchPoliticalSystem French National Assembly]] [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yRvm0AgvJNY spontaneously began singing La Marseillaise]] in response to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_2015_%C3%8Ele-de-France_attacks 2 terrorist attacks in the same week of January 2015]] (which included the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Hebdo_shooting Charlie Hebdo Shootings]]). It was as if to make a statement that despite being in their nation's {{darkest hour}} since {{World War II}} UsefulNotes/WorldWarII [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse until a]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks few months later]], [[DownerEnding and again]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Nice_attack the following year]] ]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming France will not abandon]] [[WideEyedIdealist its ideals in retaliation]] [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics to these attacks]].
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