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Most nationalistic National Anthem?

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  • 27-10-2015 4:03pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 81,220 ✭✭✭✭


    With so many anthems played during the rugby we started talking about what they mean for a country.

    Some anthems like the Swedish or the US one doesn't even mention the name of the country.
    The South African would be the most inclusive with 5 different languages when sung in entirety, and is mostly about how great Africa is.

    Others are quite aggressive like France "impure blood will water our furrows" or the Vietnamese "Our flag, red with the blood of victory, bears the spirit of the country"

    Amhrán na bhFiann is "The soldier's song" but is kinda tame.

    Would it be the old gem Deutschland, Deutschland über alles "Germany Germany above all"?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭Irish Stones


    What about the Italian anthem? :p
    The name of the country is mentioned, along with words of glory and courage.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭Mesrine65




  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 758 ✭✭✭JacquesSon


    La Marseillaise speaks of pure blood, I've always thought it was more racist than Deutschland leid, which was never the Nazi anthem.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,297 ✭✭✭✭Jawgap


    Has to be La Marseillaise......
    Arise, children of the Fatherland,
    The day of glory has arrived!
    Against us tyranny's
    Bloody banner is raised,(repeat)
    Do you hear, in the countryside,
    The roar of those ferocious soldiers?
    They're coming right into our arms
    To cut the throats of our sons, our women!

    To arms, citizens,
    Form your battalions,
    Let's march, let's march!
    Let an impure blood
    Water our furrows
    !


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,393 ✭✭✭DarkyHughes




    I think they stole the music from the old Soviet Union anthem


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,699 ✭✭✭The Pheasant2




    I think they stole the music from the old Soviet Union anthem

    Those Kazakhs...all cocky about their superior potassium


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 31,152 ✭✭✭✭KERSPLAT!


    I love the Scottish national anthem, Flower of Scotland. That wasnt your question but I'm answering anyway


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,637 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    Doesn't the Dutch anthem pledge loyalty to Spain?

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 34,809 ✭✭✭✭smash


    I hear Kazakhstan is the number one exporter of potassium!


  • Registered Users Posts: 68,317 ✭✭✭✭seamus


    Not the national anthem, but I saw some British people singing "Rule, Britannia" on TV a few weeks back. There is one scary-ass brainwashing song if ever I heard one.

    The actual UK national anthem, despite being called, "God Save the Queen", is a surprisingly open song more about worldly brotherhood and togetherness rather than being about how great the UK is.

    The Star-Spangled Banner is pretty bad too, though the actual lyrics are a bit too wordy and inaccessible for it to be useful as propaganda.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,537 ✭✭✭Gyalist


    seamus wrote: »
    The actual UK national anthem, despite being called, "God Save the Queen", is a surprisingly open song more about worldly brotherhood and togetherness rather than being about how great the UK is.

    Huh?
    Lord grant that Marshal Wade
    May by thy mighty aid
    Victory bring
    May he sedition hush
    And like a torrent rush
    Rebellious Scots to crush
    God save the Queen


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,028 ✭✭✭✭SEPT 23 1989


    Wake up, Romanian, from the sleep of death
    Into which you have been sunk by the barbaric tyrants
    Now, or never, make a new fate for yourself,
    To which even your cruel enemies will bow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 68,317 ✭✭✭✭seamus


    Gyalist wrote: »
    Huh?
    Aha, I was looking at a different version. Even then, the lyrics you quote aren't in the modern, standard version.

    There actually appears to be as many versions as there are commonwealth countries and monarchs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,208 ✭✭✭keithclancy


    seamus wrote: »
    Aha, I was looking at a different version. Even then, the lyrics you quote aren't in the modern, standard version.

    There actually appears to be as many versions as there are commonwealth countries and monarchs.

    Who cares anyway, anytime i've seen someone from England singing God save the Queen if you listen closely their just screaming"RAAA RAAAA BLAAH BLAAAAA.. BLAA BLAA"


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,476 ✭✭✭✭murpho999


    OldGoat wrote: »
    Doesn't the Dutch anthem pledge loyalty to Spain?

    It does, and the first line says that they are of German blood. The Dutch don't like that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,380 ✭✭✭daRobot


    The Russian National anthem is pretty invigorating. It's a nice piece.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,681 ✭✭✭✭P_1


    Poland is also quite nationalistic


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,278 ✭✭✭mackerski


    OSI wrote: »
    Not technically part of the German national anthem anymore.

    Even when that line was in the anthem, it had nothing to do with dominating others. Indeed, when the line was written, there wasn't a German state to do any dominating.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 607 ✭✭✭sonny.knowles


    The Horst Wessel song, co-national anthem from 1933 to 1945 for Germany.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,402 Mod ✭✭✭✭Peregrine


    The Romanian national anthem is pretty good. Gives me shivers.



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,768 ✭✭✭✭tomwaterford


    While I haven't an iota what their saying...the welsh national anthem sounds insane


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,875 ✭✭✭✭Zebra3


    seamus wrote: »
    The actual UK national anthem, despite being called, "God Save the Queen", is a surprisingly open song more about worldly brotherhood and togetherness rather than being about how great the UK is.

    Its' title proposes that a non-existent religious deity saves the unelected head of state.

    Already excluding atheists and democrats.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 607 ✭✭✭sonny.knowles


    Zebra3 wrote: »
    Its' title proposes that a non-existent religious deity saves the unelected head of state.

    Already excluding atheists and democrats.

    Non existent? :)

    Why do athiests have their own forum when they can't resist bringing it up in nearly every other forum?


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,303 ✭✭✭✭endacl


    smash wrote: »
    I hear Kazakhstan is the number one exporter of potassium!

    That's bananas.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,303 ✭✭✭✭endacl




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,567 ✭✭✭✭Fratton Fred


    Gyalist wrote: »
    Huh?

    The verse about crushing rebellious Scots is not and never was, part of the national anthem.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21,730 ✭✭✭✭Fred Swanson


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 607 ✭✭✭sonny.knowles


    Soviet Anthem, still the best!

    Didn't help the Soviets much.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 854 ✭✭✭dubscottie




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21,730 ✭✭✭✭Fred Swanson


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