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    I create this topic as a brother to this one. Which one is your favorite anthem from former states or anthems that are no longer used?

    Myself, I like Austria-Hungary's anthem


    I also like Transylvania's anthem, used before 1918
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    China's current national anthem is 'The March of the Volunteers', but when I was studying Chinese Civilisation at University & attending the Oriental Society's events, Mao's cultural revolution was in full swing and as Tian Han, the writer of the official anthem, was in prison, the unofficial anthem became 'The East is Red'. China at that time was a scary place with scary politics, so the song has vile associations (my best friend was from Hong Kong), but I couldn't help liking the tune...

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    Sibelius Karelia Music: Tableau I: Karelian Home - Runic song interrupted by war.

    Most of Karjala is now in Russia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingenue View Post
    ...the unofficial anthem became 'The East is Red'. China at that time was a scary place with scary politics, so the song has vile associations (my best friend was from Hong Kong), but I couldn't help liking the tune...
    Still popular in some quarters (it's a great tune). Here it is wrapping up the last minute or so of the Yellow River Concerto -- Defend the Yellow River!

    "The east is red, the sun rises.
    From China arises Mao Zedong.
    He strives for the people's happiness,
    Hurrah, he is the people's great savior!"

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    Absolutely brilliant , but I have two questions:

    a) was this ever used by Fred Quimby for a Tom and Jerry Soundtrack?

    b) did the pianist need surgery after this?

    Music begins where words leave off. Music expresses the inexpressible.

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    The imperial Russian anthem is very attractive:



    It goes without saying that Imperial Russia was not...
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    I am a tad sentimental about the South African anthem that I grew up with:



    Nowadays, part of it has been incorporated into the new anthem in a way I dislike. I wish they had rather just let it drop.

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    The former Georgian national anthem, Dideba (დიდება):



    It was used from the restoration of the Georgian state in 1918 until the Soviet takeover in 1921, an then again from the second restoration in 1990 to the "Rose Revolution" of 2004.

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    I don't mean to be provocative here but did the Confederate States of America ever have one?

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    Basically - no. There are three associated with it - Dixie , the Bonnie Blue Flag and what is considered the "unofficial" one - God Save the South. See wiki for details.
    Music begins where words leave off. Music expresses the inexpressible.

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