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Re: National Anthems

Post by Lambuzhao » 20 Aug 2012 19:43

I know this sounds dated and trite, but...

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Re: National Anthems

Post by Jules Grant » 28 Nov 2012 12:47

Batailleur wrote:My favorites are the Kazakh anthem, the Taijik anthem, the Nepalese anthem, the Russian anthem, the Bulgarian anthem, the Montenegrin anthem, and the Azerbaijani anthem. Not necessarily in that order.

The anthem of the Republic of Kalmykia is also nice.

Why do communist and post-communist states have the best anthems?
Who knows? I love Denmark's, Albania's and Australia's. I also love O Canada and versions of God Save the Queen, the one from the Sing Album 2012 for the Diamond Jubilee.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Fleur » 29 Nov 2012 17:51

I don't know many anthems.

But it would be quite good if Korea (not sure whether north or south?) changed their national anthem to Gangnam style. [xD]

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Re: National Anthems

Post by ABC » 29 Nov 2012 18:11

freddie wrote:But it would be quite good if Korea (not sure whether north or south?) changed their national anthem to Gangnam style. [xD]
No, it would be horrible. Both techno and hip-hop suck, but combining them is an idea from hell.

The current North Korean anthem is good, but my favorite is the Uruguayan anthem.

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Re: National Anthems

Post by eldin raigmore » 29 Nov 2012 22:37

Kiri wrote:Latvia
Very pretty.

CMunk wrote: :zaf: This one has many languages, and is quite catchy.
I've always liked it, and now I like it more.

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Post by Micamo » 30 Nov 2012 07:25

ABC wrote:
freddie wrote:But it would be quite good if Korea (not sure whether north or south?) changed their national anthem to Gangnam style. [xD]
No, it would be horrible. Both techno and hip-hop suck, but combining them is an idea from hell.
Gangnam style is hip-hop?
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Re: National Anthems

Post by ABC » 01 Dec 2012 12:27

Micamo wrote:
ABC wrote:
freddie wrote:But it would be quite good if Korea (not sure whether north or south?) changed their national anthem to Gangnam style. [xD]
No, it would be horrible. Both techno and hip-hop suck, but combining them is an idea from hell.
Gangnam style is hip-hop?
It is more like Standard Late 2000s Crappy Dance Music, but the vocal sounds like rapping.

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Re: National Anthems

Post by Yačay256 » 12 Sep 2013 05:32

The French, (de-Stalinized) Soviet, East German, ROI, PRC, Qing and Pahlavi Persian and South African anthems are my top seven, in no particular order, though I have political sympathies with all but the Qing and Pahlavi Persian states.
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Post by Egerius » 13 Sep 2013 15:02

Top three: Polish, British and US. And the German anthem... is the German anthem [socially/historically awkward meme] and I honestly think it's lame. It's lame and starts with the third stanza to end with the third stanza... instead of inventing a new first stanza... duh!
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Post by atman » 13 Sep 2013 16:37

I like many anthems, but my favorites... let's see:

:agn: Argentina http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqBC3l7i7dk
:ita: Italy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeDmsIMwQX8
:bra: Brazil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lc9bcN7ecQ
:pol: Poland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdYCbAjgfh4 if your anthem has to be a military march, make it a memorable military march: "Marsz marsz Dabrowski..."
:ces: Czech Republic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPTwOZWnm6E minimalistic, elegant: "Zeme ceska, domov muj" "the Czech land, my home" Need more?
:hye: Armenia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-oGr2axXbE
:kat: Georgia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxvkzbArNf4
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Ithisa » 14 Sep 2013 15:55

cybrxkhan wrote:...A couple others that somewhat stand out to me (that is, aren't boring military marches) would be the Japanese one...
Apparently there is a military march version of the Japanese anthem:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-Y2KeYf0I4
I'd say it's more of a military march that happens to harmonize in counterpoint with the Japanese anthem though :P
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Ithisa » 15 Sep 2013 02:36

Japanese anthem to lots of different tones:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=JP&hl=ja&v=FDRkHOW8j4w
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Shemtov » 01 Jun 2016 14:04

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Re: National Anthems

Post by Frislander » 01 Jun 2016 14:46

I also love the Japanese one (it kind of sums up the Japanese spirit, I think), but my favourite has got to be the previous Tuvan anthem, "Tooruktug Dolgay Tangdym", the one they used to have before they replaced it in 2011 with one that is less good, I feel.

I also have a perhaps rather unfortunate soft spot for the anthem of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria: the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria is continued nowadays as part of the "Caucasian Emirate", a militant jihadist organisation seeking to expel the Russian presence in the region, many of whose members have gone off to wage jihad in Syria, so this anthem might possibly give people cause for concern.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Shemtov » 01 Jun 2016 15:14

Frislander wrote:
any anthem which repeats the words "God is Greatest" after every few lines in Arabic (or, in this case, Chechen) might possibly give you cause for concern.
That statement sounds slightly Islamophobic.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by shimobaatar » 01 Jun 2016 16:33

Ah, I love Nepal's anthem.

Shemtov wrote:
Frislander wrote:
any anthem which repeats the words "God is Greatest" after every few lines in Arabic (or, in this case, Chechen) might possibly give you cause for concern.
That statement sounds slightly Islamophobic.
It might be accidental, but I agree that the languages specified give the statement the unfortunate implication of being anti-Islam instead of just generally cautious of possible signs of zealotry.

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Post by Frislander » 01 Jun 2016 20:07

Shemtov wrote:
Frislander wrote:
any anthem which repeats the words "God is Greatest" after every few lines in Arabic (or, in this case, Chechen) might possibly give you cause for concern.
That statement sounds slightly Islamophobic.
Oh, sorry if I have offended anyone by that, now I think about it it is a rather unnecessary thing to say. How about "The Chechen Republic of Ichkeria is continued nowadays as part of the "Caucasian Emirate", a militant jihadist organisation seeking to expel the Russian presence in the region, many of whose members have gone off to wage jihad in Syria, so this anthem might possibly give people cause for concern and to be offended."

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Re: National Anthems

Post by HoskhMatriarch » 01 Jun 2016 23:40

I wonder if they wrote the lyrics in Cyrillic in the video I watched just to tick them off. I hope not... Anyways, Caucasian music is cool, so I understand where your liking it comes from, and Chechen is a pretty interesting language to hear, as are all the languages of the Caucasus (and possibly any language that you don't hear regularly). But people can write "God is Greatest" in their anthems all they want without blowing people up, and people can blow people up without saying "God is Greatest" at all, so I don't see why that should be the issue.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by shimobaatar » 02 Jun 2016 01:15

HoskhMatriarch wrote:But people can write "God is Greatest" in their anthems all they want without blowing people up, and people can blow people up without saying "God is Greatest" at all, so I don't see why that should be the issue.
[+1] A very good point.

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Re: National Anthems

Post by Shemtov » 02 Jun 2016 03:19

I wasn't accusing anyone; I was just pointing out that the phrasing could lead people to be offended (I've been accused of Islamophobia because of bad phrasing myself).
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