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An Estonian patriotic song.

An Albanian patriotic song dating back to socialist times.

“Marcia Carolus Rex” is a Swedish military march, named after King Charles XII. It was published by the Swedish composer Wilhelm Harteveld (1859-1927), then living in Russia. He claimed to have found the sheet music in the Poltava city archive, something that was also proven in the 1970s when Lars Hultén’s research team found that the composition was largely taken from a Russian march called the “Moscow Land Guard March”.

The march often appears as one of the main numbers in the programs of Swedish military bands.

A patriotic hymn dedicated to Joan of Arc, French heroine and Roman Catholic saint.

A popular Taliban Afghan patriotic nasheed sung in the Arabic language.

The Laotian anthem was composed in 1941 and was first used when the Kingdom of Laos was created in 1947. Despite the original lyrics lacking references to the royal family, the lyrics were changed after the 1975 communist revolution that deposed said family (the melody, however, was retained).

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The anthem was originally adopted in 1941 and reconfirmed in 1947, around the time of independence from France. In 1970, the monarchy was abolished, thereby replacing the anthem as well. After the communist victory in 1975, former royalist symbols, including “Nokor Reach”, were reinstated for a short while until replaced with their own national symbols. During exile, the second verse of “Nokor Reach" was declared to be the anthem of Cambodia; after the royalist forces defeated the Vietnamese puppet regime in 1993, putting an end to their long civil war, the royalist anthem (all verses) was also restored to Cambodia. The title of the anthem is derived from the name of an ancient Khmer kingdom.

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Bophuthatswana was one of several “homelands” or “Bantustans” set up by the South African government as part of the policy of apartheid. Bophuthatswana was one that was granted independence (but was not internationally recognized) and national symbols were adopted upon the declaration. The lyrics were composed by a former music inspector in the South African government; he later went on to be Secretary of Education in the Bophuthatswana government. Bophuthatswana ceased to exist in 1994 when South Africa had free, multi-party, multi-racial elections, and was reincorporated into South Africa.

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The song was first adopted by the Viet Cong forces when they proclaimed a provisional government in 1969 in the areas they controlled. After the fall of the capital Saigon to the communist Viet Cong forces, “Release the South” became the anthem of South Vietnam until the unification of Vietnam was completed one year later. The anthem was composed by the same person who wrote the anthem of the previous democratic South Vietnam government, only this work was written after he became a communist.

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The Dōmin Ondo “Hokkai Bayashi” was created in response to the popularity of the establishment of “kenmin ondo” in Nara, Fukuoka, and other prefectures at the time of its selection. However, it failed to replace the traditional Dosanko folk songs like “Sōran Bushi” and has been half-forgotten.

As the “Dōmin Ondo of Hokkaido”, it is one of the 3 “Songs of the People of Hokkaido Prefecture”, along with the prefecture march “Hikari Afurete” and the home song “Mukashi no mukashi”.

Rostov is an oblast (province) of Russia, located in the Southern Federal District. Her administrative center is the city of Rostov-on-Don, which also became the administrative center of the Southern Federal District in 2002.

Her anthem, “Pravoslavnyj Tihij Don” (Православный Тихий Дон, “The Orthodox Quiet Don”) is a song dating back to 1853. It was adopted by the oblast on October 10, 1996.

Starting in 2019, the Nigerien government expressed interest in replacing the existing national anthem “La Nigerienne” as it was written by citizens of her former colonizer, France, and had lyrics that were deemed racist and of national subservience to France. The new anthem, which was adopted in June 2023, speaks of national pride and Niger’s place within Africa.

A coup a few weeks after the change in anthem replaced the government that introduced the anthem but the anthem change appears to have been retained.

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Flevoland is the twelfth and youngest province of the Netherlands, established in 1986, when the southern and eastern Flevopolders, together with the Noordoostpolder, were merged into one provincial entity. She is in the center of the country in the former Zuiderzee, which was turned into the freshwater IJsselmeer by the closure of the Afsluitdijk in 1932.

Her anthem, created and adopted in unknown points, was written by Mak Zeiler and composed by Reimer van der Meulen. The victory over the water is central in the anthem, like in the flag of Flevoland.

A Serbian Air Force song, dating back from socialist times.

Aomori is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region. She is the northernmost prefecture on Japan’s main island, Honshu, and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, Iwate Prefecture to the southeast, Akita Prefecture to the southwest, the Sea of Japan to the west, and Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait to the north.

Her prefecture song, “Aomori-ken sanka” (青森県賛歌, “Aomori Prefectural Hymn”), was adopted on September 23, 1971, during the prefecture’s 100th anniversary. The lyrics were written by haiku poet Yosuke Nagasawa (with supplementations by Hachiro Sato) and composed by composer and university professor Toshimitsu Tanaka.
Since 2001, this song has not been played often and there have been talks of relinquishing it (but no action has yet been taken as of late).

Tatarstan is a republic of the Russian Federation, located in Eastern Europe. She is a part of the Volga Federal District; and her capital and largest city is Kazan, an important cultural center in Russia.

Her state anthem was first adopted in 1993 without lyrics. Twenty years later, lyrics written by Ramazan Baytimerov were made official. The lyrics were translated into Russian by Assyrian-Russian poet Filipp Pirayev.
The first two verses are sung in Tatar, followed by two verses sung in Russian.

Nevada is a state in the Western region of the United States. She is officially known as the “Silver State” because of the importance of silver to her history and economy. She is also known as the “Battle Born State” because she achieved statehood during the Civil War (the words “Battle Born” also appear on her flag); due to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, the Union benefited immensely from the support of newly awarded statehood by the infusion of the monetary support of nearly $400 million in silver ore generated at the time by the Comstock Lode. Other nicknames include the “Sagebrush State” and the “Sage-hen State”. The state is notably known for Las Vegas, her largest city.

Her state song is “Home Means Nevada”, written by Bertha Raffetto in 1932 and officially adopted by the Nevada Legislature in 1933.

A popular Russian patriotic song about the many achievements of the Russians during WW2.

The anthems of the countries whose representatives have won the crown.



Ang mga pambansang awit ng mga bansa na kung saan may nagwagi ng korona para sa kanila.

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Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region, consisting of the island herself and 75 minor surrounding islands.
The province is a popular tourist destination with her beaches and resorts. The Chocolate Hills, numerous mounds of brown-colored limestone formations, are the most popular attraction.

The anthem, “Awit sa Bohol” (“Song for Bohol”), was created in 1970 by Justino Romea of Loon, a columnist for the Bohol Chronicle and a teacher at the Bohol School of Arts and Trades. It was initially performed in English, then in 1974, the official Boholano lyrics were adopted. They were written by lyricist and composer Maxelende Ganade.

A very popular Turkish patriotic song, dating back from Ottoman times.

“Jedna si Jedina” was written by Edin Dervišhalidović (nicknamed “Dino Merlin”), a popular music star in Bosnia, the music was taken from a Bosnian folk song “S one strane Plive” (“On the other side of the Pliva river”). It was adopted in November of 1992, several months after independence in March 1992, however, because of its close ties with the Bosniak community (and perceived exclusion of the Croat and Serb communities), a new anthem was adopted in 1999. Today, many members of the Bosniak community still associate more with this anthem.

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In 1979, the national anthem was replaced with one written collectively by members of the ruling party Rassemblement du Peuple Togolais (Rally of the Togolese People). (The anthem might also have been the anthem of the party as well.) The anthem was changed back to the original one in the early 1990s, around the same time that democratic reforms were put in place under Western pressure and a new constitution permitted opposition parties.

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This anthem was in use during the rule of Emperor Haile Selassie I from 1930 to 1974. The music was composed in 1926 by Kevork Nalbandian, an Armenian living in Ethiopia. It was first performed when Haile Selassie I was crowned Emperor on November 2, 1930 and remained the national anthem until the Emperor was overthrown by socialist army officers in 1974 and the socialists fully gained control of the government in 1975.

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The Lord’s Prayer, (AKA the Our Father/Pater Noster) is a central Christian prayer which Jesus taught as the way to pray. Two versions of this prayer are recorded in the gospels: a longer form within the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew, and a shorter form in the Gospel of Luke when “one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples’”.

In Roman Catholicism, it also serves as a vital part of the Mass, usually followed by a doxology (“For thine is the kingdom...”).


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