History Main / NationalAnthem

18th Mar '18 6:24:54 PM lakingsif
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Many countries with monarchies also has a separate Royal Anthem that is basically the monarch's personal {{Leitmotif}}. The UK is somewhat unusual in that the royal anthem is also the national anthem. This is tied to individual countries of the UK all having their own de facto anthem, played at sporting events.

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Many countries with monarchies also has a separate Royal Anthem that is basically the monarch's personal {{Leitmotif}}. The UK is somewhat unusual in that the royal anthem is also the national anthem. This is tied to individual countries of the UK all having their own de facto anthem, played at sporting events.
events. For more, see UsefulNotes/BritishNationalAnthems.
5th Mar '18 4:27:45 PM nombretomado
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* In the StephenSondheim musical Theatre/{{Assassins}}, Samuel Byck tells us of the "other national anthem", which is actually a metaphor for the emptiness of the American dream.

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* In the StephenSondheim Music/StephenSondheim musical Theatre/{{Assassins}}, Samuel Byck tells us of the "other national anthem", which is actually a metaphor for the emptiness of the American dream.
24th Feb '18 6:32:36 PM teeveetropes
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*On the Music/{{Queen}} album ''A Night at the Opera'' Brian May plays a guitar rendition of God Save the Queen.
19th Jan '18 6:41:12 AM AgProv
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* In the ''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]]

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* In the ''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 com/watch?v=U9onD3JCg1A&list=PLIa36ETako3MaZaw7-I0qEuflOniBvTWd&index=1 here]] for a listen. The translation from Afrikaans isn't brilliant but you get a general idea.[[/note]]
14th Jan '18 2:34:47 PM nombretomado
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* LesLuthiers give us two examples: the "Song to the Independence of Feudalia" (a country as independent as you'd expect from its name), and "La Comision", in which HilarityEnsues when two corrupt politicians and one inept musician have to modify the national anthem of their (unnamed) country to include propaganda for the ruling party.

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* LesLuthiers Music/LesLuthiers give us two examples: the "Song to the Independence of Feudalia" (a country as independent as you'd expect from its name), and "La Comision", in which HilarityEnsues when two corrupt politicians and one inept musician have to modify the national anthem of their (unnamed) country to include propaganda for the ruling party.
10th Jan '18 5:12:19 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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10th Jan '18 5:12:18 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* The [[UsefulNotes/FrenchPoliticalSystem French National Assembly]] [[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]]]], [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments France will not abandon]] [[WideEyedIdealist its ideals in retaliation]] [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics to these attacks]].

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* The [[UsefulNotes/FrenchPoliticalSystem French National Assembly]] [[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]] a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks few months later]], [[DownerEnding and again]] again [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Nice_attack the following year]]]], year]], [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments France will not abandon]] [[WideEyedIdealist its ideals in retaliation]] [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics retaliation to these attacks]].
7th Jan '18 1:30:39 PM StarSword
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* In Tchaikovsky's ''1812 Overture'' and many movie scores, such as that to Sergey Bondarchuk's ''Waterloo'' (1970), ''La Marseillaise'' is used as a {{Leitmotif}} for Napoleon, his Empire and/or his Army. This is actually incorrect - the tune was banned for most of his reign (the official anthem of the First Empire was ''Veillons au salut de l'Empire''), and Napoleon only suffered it to be played again when France was invaded in 1814.

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* In Tchaikovsky's ''1812 Overture'' and many movie scores, such as that to Sergey Bondarchuk's ''Waterloo'' (1970), ''La Marseillaise'' "La Marseillaise" is used as a {{Leitmotif}} for Napoleon, his Empire and/or his Army. This is actually incorrect - the tune was banned for most of his reign (the official anthem of the First Empire was ''Veillons "Veillons au salut de l'Empire''), l'Empire"), and Napoleon only suffered it to be played again when France was invaded in 1814.




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* UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}}'s unofficial national anthem [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Du_gamla,_du_fria "Du gamla, du fria"]] has been covered by several Swedish rock and {{metal}} bands.
** The UpdatedRerelease of Music/{{Sabaton}}'s ''The Art of War'' includes a live recording of the band playing "Du gamla, du fria" as an AudienceParticipationSong at the opening of the Sweden Rock Festival.
** Music/{{Destiny}} plays it as the last track on their 1991 album ''Nothing Left to Fear''.
1st Jan '18 11:51:41 AM Taxima
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* In the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' expansion ''Stormblood'', [[TheEmpire Garlean soldiers]] sing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRnIJsnbh60 Garlemald's anthem]] as the son of the emperor heads to his throne.

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* In the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' expansion ''Stormblood'', [[TheEmpire Garlean soldiers]] sing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRnIJsnbh60 com/watch?v=-53asC4oS3I Garlemald's anthem]] anthem, "The Measure of Our Reach"]] as the son of the emperor heads to his throne.
throne. It's later revealed that this is a bastardized rewriting of the ''Ala Mhigo'' national anthem, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJm7ad2tJw8 "the Measure of His Reach"]]. [[spoiler:After reclaiming Ala Mhigo from the Empire, the resistance sings the true anthem in celebration]].
31st Dec '17 9:47:40 AM nombretomado
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* "Rule Britania" will sometimes be used as a British theme in place of "God Save the Queen", probably less because "God Save the Queen" uses the same tune as "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and the national anthem of Liechtenstein, but because "Rule Britannia" has the more rousing tune and projects a nationalist message rather than one of loyalty to one's monarch. ("My Country 'Tis of Thee" is virtually unknown outside the United States, which led to it being turned into ''Heil Dir im Siegerkranz'' (the royal Prussian and imperial German anthem) in the German dub of ''TheGreatRace''.

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* "Rule Britania" will sometimes be used as a British theme in place of "God Save the Queen", probably less because "God Save the Queen" uses the same tune as "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and the national anthem of Liechtenstein, but because "Rule Britannia" has the more rousing tune and projects a nationalist message rather than one of loyalty to one's monarch. ("My Country 'Tis of Thee" is virtually unknown outside the United States, which led to it being turned into ''Heil Dir im Siegerkranz'' (the royal Prussian and imperial German anthem) in the German dub of ''TheGreatRace''.''Film/TheGreatRace''.
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