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National Anthem Contest!

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4/6/2013 11:01:30 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
What is your favourite national anthem? And Please don't choose it for political reason :D

mine is the Israel, like it or not, I think its anthem is the most beautiful I ever heard.
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4/7/2013 2:49:01 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Have you ever heard of a country called m"u xanh đN45;t? In English it means, blue land, since they are a coastal nation.

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Once you've seen that you would probably work out that there exists no such country and that song isn't an anthem. You probably scrolled down anyways.

My country of origin, the worlds most Easterly Country http://en.wikipedia.org... Is Kiribati (pronounced Ki-ri-bas) and is a group of islands out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Anthem is the vid with the flag on it. https://www.youtube.com...

This country is going to sink below sea level with rising seas thanks to global warming. The people are rather annoyed at the big countries who do this to them and as it stands, no country is actually changing their ways to prevent the loss of Kiribati. https://www.youtube.com...
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4/7/2013 11:41:06 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Women have an unfair advantage over men: If they can"t get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb.
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4/7/2013 11:51:06 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I've always found Japan's to be very stirring.
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4/8/2013 10:25:02 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/7/2013 11:51:06 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I've always found Japan's to be very stirring.



It certainly is beautiful, too bad that it's not exactly politically correct in Japan.
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4/10/2013 7:04:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
The anthem of Vietnam was written by metalheads.

"Our flag, red with the blood of victory, bears the spirit of the country."
"The distant rumbling of the guns mingles with our marching song."
"The path to glory is built by the bodies of our foes."
"For too long have we swallowed our hatred. Be ready for all sacrifices."
GRAND POOBAH OF DDO

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4/10/2013 7:08:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
No russian anthem, no british, no french?.....what's wrong with you people?
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
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4/10/2013 7:30:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/10/2013 7:08:36 PM, 000ike wrote:
No russian anthem, no british, no french?.....what's wrong with you people?

I've always thought that "I Vow to Thee, My Country" would make a much more beautiful anthem than "God Save the King/Queen"

I <3 Holst.
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
- Hilaire Belloc -
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4/10/2013 7:35:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Another one I like that I had forgotten about:
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
- Hilaire Belloc -
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4/10/2013 7:41:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/10/2013 7:30:52 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 4/10/2013 7:08:36 PM, 000ike wrote:
No russian anthem, no british, no french?.....what's wrong with you people?

I've always thought that "I Vow to Thee, My Country" would make a much more beautiful anthem than "God Save the King/Queen"

I <3 Holst.



It's beautiful, but not quite anthemic. I wonder why Holt put it right in the middle of Jupiter from The Planets.
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
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4/10/2013 7:52:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/10/2013 7:41:57 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 4/10/2013 7:30:52 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 4/10/2013 7:08:36 PM, 000ike wrote:
No russian anthem, no british, no french?.....what's wrong with you people?

I've always thought that "I Vow to Thee, My Country" would make a much more beautiful anthem than "God Save the King/Queen"

I <3 Holst.

It's beautiful, but not quite anthemic. I wonder why Holt put it right in the middle of Jupiter from The Planets.

It was the other way around, actually. He wrote the Planets, then found a poem which matched the chorale from Jupiter almost perfectly. He asked the author, tweaked his music, and then made it into a hymn.
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
- Hilaire Belloc -
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4/12/2013 2:40:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/10/2013 7:08:36 PM, 000ike wrote:
No russian anthem, no british, no french?.....what's wrong with you people?

Russian is my second,third is french, and fourth is Brit :D
suttichart.denpruektham
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4/12/2013 2:43:00 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/10/2013 7:41:57 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 4/10/2013 7:30:52 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 4/10/2013 7:08:36 PM, 000ike wrote:
No russian anthem, no british, no french?.....what's wrong with you people?

I've always thought that "I Vow to Thee, My Country" would make a much more beautiful anthem than "God Save the King/Queen"

I <3 Holst.



It's beautiful, but not quite anthemic. I wonder why Holt put it right in the middle of Jupiter from The Planets.

Now put it with Civ. coat..
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4/12/2013 4:02:41 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/12/2013 2:43:00 PM, suttichart.denpruektham wrote:
At 4/10/2013 7:41:57 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 4/10/2013 7:30:52 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 4/10/2013 7:08:36 PM, 000ike wrote:
No russian anthem, no british, no french?.....what's wrong with you people?

I've always thought that "I Vow to Thee, My Country" would make a much more beautiful anthem than "God Save the King/Queen"

I <3 Holst.


It's beautiful, but not quite anthemic. I wonder why Holt put it right in the middle of Jupiter from The Planets.

Now put it with Civ. coat..

Yeees. I love playing Lizzy in Civ V island maps. My first exposure to the tune actually took place while dismantling Russia with an immense flotilla of ships-of-the-line.
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
- Hilaire Belloc -
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4/20/2013 6:44:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'm probably a bit biased, but I still love America's National Anthem.

I remember seeing this one live. Very moving :)
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