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26th Nov '16 7:55:23 PM NegiSpongie
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* And ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has the Fire Nation national anthem sung by ForeignWrestlingHeel Fire Nation Guy in ''The Blind Bandit''.

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* And ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has the Fire Nation national anthem sung by ForeignWrestlingHeel Fire Nation Guy Man in ''The Blind Bandit''.




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* A ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' episode has Tori singing the Star Spangled Banner at a college basketball game and all her friends warn her not to forget the lyrics since it would be a NeverLiveItDown moment for her. When Tori sings it, she doesn't mess up the words, but the school's mascot, a large St. Bernard, ends up dragging her across the stadium halfway through the song.
13th Aug '16 9:45:33 PM CH4S
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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 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}} [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse until a]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks few months later]], [[DownerEnding and again the]] again]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Nice_attack the following year]], year]] ]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming France will not abandon]] [[WideEyedIdealist its ideals in retaliation]] [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics to these attacks]].
13th Aug '16 9:43:48 PM CH4S
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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 2 terrorist attacks in the same week of January 2015 (which included the 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]] few months later, [[DownerEnding and again 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 2015]] (which included the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Hebdo_shooting Charlie Hebdo Shootings). 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, later]], [[DownerEnding and again the]] following year]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming France will not abandon]] [[WideEyedIdealist its ideals in retaliation]] [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics to these attacks]].
13th Aug '16 9:13:37 PM CH4S
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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 2 terrorist attacks in the same week of January 2015. 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]] few months later, [[DownerEnding and again the]] following year]]

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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 2 terrorist attacks in the same week of January 2015. 2015 (which included the 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]] few months later, [[DownerEnding and again the]] following year]]
year]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming France will not abandon]] [[WideEyedIdealist its ideals in retaliation]] [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics to these attacks]].
13th Aug '16 9:09:56 PM CH4S
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* The [[UsefulNotes/FrenchPoliticalSystem French National Assembly]] spontaneously began singing La Marseillaise in response to 2 terrorist attacks in the same week of January 2015.

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* The [[UsefulNotes/FrenchPoliticalSystem French National Assembly]] [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yRvm0AgvJNY spontaneously began singing La Marseillaise Marseillaise]] in response to 2 terrorist attacks in the same week of January 2015.
2015. 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]] few months later, [[DownerEnding and again the]] following year]]
13th Aug '16 9:07:19 PM CH4S
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* The [[UsefulNotes/FrenchPoliticalSystem French National Assembly]] spontaneously began singing La Marseillaise in response to 2 terrorist attacks in the same week of January 2015.
27th Jun '16 2:55:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''AnimalFarm'' has "Beasts of England." It is replaced by a different song after ThePurge.

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* ''AnimalFarm'' ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' has "Beasts of England." It is replaced by a different song after ThePurge.
15th Apr '16 1:10:28 AM Morgenthaler
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A NationalAnthem 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.

The usage may vary: Sometimes they are used straight, as a kind of RegionalRiff or because the story takes place in a context (such as a sports event or ceremony) where a NationalAnthem would normally be played. Often fictional countries are given equally fictional National Anthems. Sometimes real ones (or the tendency for people to sing them very badly) are mocked.

A common (and TruthInTelevision) joke is that no one knows all the verses of their NationalAnthem. Usually [[SecondVerseCurse only one or two verses are sung]], and the contents of later verses might often shock people.

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A NationalAnthem 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.

The usage may vary: Sometimes they are used straight, as a kind of RegionalRiff or because the story takes place in a context (such as a sports event or ceremony) where a NationalAnthem national anthem would normally be played. Often fictional countries are given equally fictional National Anthems. Sometimes real ones (or the tendency for people to sing them very badly) are mocked.

A common (and TruthInTelevision) joke is that no one knows all the verses of their NationalAnthem.national anthem. Usually [[SecondVerseCurse only one or two verses are sung]], and the contents of later verses might often shock people.



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 NationalAnthem. 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 NationalAnthem.national anthem. This is tied to individual countries of the UK all having their own de facto anthem, played at sporting events.



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has "All Hail Britannia" the Britannian NationalAnthem, which is in English, though you'd never be able to guess by listening to it.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has "All Hail Britannia" the Britannian NationalAnthem, national anthem, which is in English, though you'd never be able to guess by listening to it.



** Borogravia is given a NationalAnthem in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment''. It starts off "Awake!", which Vimes notes is never a good sign, and is basically about how the Borogravians are prepared to slaughter all their enemies, i.e. everyone else in the world.

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** Borogravia is given a NationalAnthem national anthem in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment''. It starts off "Awake!", which Vimes notes is never a good sign, and is basically about how the Borogravians are prepared to slaughter all their enemies, i.e. everyone else in the world.



* In the StephenSondheim musical Theatre/{{Assassins}}, Samuel Byck tells us of the "other NationalAnthem", which is actually a metaphor for the emptiness of the American dream.

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* In the StephenSondheim musical Theatre/{{Assassins}}, Samuel Byck tells us of the "other NationalAnthem", national anthem", which is actually a metaphor for the emptiness of the American dream.



* And ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has the Fire Nation NationalAnthem sung by ForeignWrestlingHeel Fire Nation Guy in ''The Blind Bandit''.

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* And ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has the Fire Nation NationalAnthem national anthem sung by ForeignWrestlingHeel Fire Nation Guy in ''The Blind Bandit''.



* At the 1920 Olympic Games "O Sole Mio" was performed instead of the Italian NationalAnthem.
* Apparently many seem to be under the impression that "Waltzing Matilda" is the Australian NationalAnthem. 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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* At the 1920 Olympic Games "O Sole Mio" was performed instead of the Italian NationalAnthem.
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* Apparently many seem to be under the impression that "Waltzing Matilda" is the Australian NationalAnthem.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.)



!!!Occasions where the inability to sing your NationalAnthem is mocked:

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!!!Occasions where the inability to sing your NationalAnthem national anthem is mocked:
9th Mar '16 11:36:15 AM KiwiNeko14
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* The first notes of the hymn of France, la Marseillaise, can be heard on several occasions in the French cartoon ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches''; notably in the title card of the "French Fries" episode.




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* 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]].
15th Jan '16 9:41:18 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''TheStand'', a virus wipes out 99% of the population of America (and presumably the rest of the world). The survivors group in Boulder and try to form a state. At the end of their first meeting, they sing "The Star-Spangled Banner", which leaves half of the people in tears, since America is no more.

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\n* In Creator/StephenKing's ''TheStand'', ''Literature/TheStand'', a virus wipes out 99% of the population of America (and presumably the rest of the world). The survivors group in Boulder and try to form a state. At the end of their first meeting, they sing "The Star-Spangled Banner", which leaves half of the people in tears, since America is no more.
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