Alternate National Anthems

There seems to have been quite a few threads about alternate american national anthems, but what about other countries?

Post your suggestions of alternate national anthems and what alternate world you would expect them to be in use in.

Obvious ones like Horst-Wessel Lied for a victorious Nazi Germany are okay, but more creative ones are even more welcome! :)

I'll start, I've always liked Hakkapeliittain marssi i.e the finnish cavalry march, to become the national anthem of a surviving Sweden-Finland. The lyrics are far more warlike than either Sweden or Finlands otl lyrics, so I suppose this would be a Sweden that never quite gave up the dream of empire.
 
Perhaps "Edelweiss" as the Austrian national anthem.

Istr reading that not long after The Sound of Music came out, a bunch of foreign tourists stood up for it under the impression that it *was*.
 
The Irish National Anthem "The Soldier's Song" is highly situational, based on the OTL events of the 1916 Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. In a TL where, for instance, there was no WWI and Ireland achieved Home Rule (relatively) peacefully it definitely wouldn't be the national anthem and indeed would never be written at all.
 
"My, Pierwsza Brygada" (We Are the First Brigade) would be a cool sounding national anthem for Poland. A more successful Polish Second Republic, especially one which is even more militaristic and defeats Germany (jumps in late in a Nazi-Czechoslovak War to claim some Polish lands) might adopt it.
 
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Leggenda_del_Piave

"La Leggenda del Piave" ("The Piave's Legend") by E.A. Mario (real name Giovanni Gaeta) is a popular historical song in Italy and was the first choice as National Anthem (and the provisional anthem between 1943 and 1945) after the Real March's dismissal. After the war De Gasperi, some say because he had a clash with the author, some say because he wanted a less militaristic song, accepted his Defence Minister Cipriano Facchinetti's proposal to have "The Song of Italians" by Goffredo Mameli as Official National Anthem of the new Italian Republic.
 
There seems to have been quite a few threads about alternate american national anthems, but what about other countries?

Post your suggestions of alternate national anthems and what alternate world you would expect them to be in use in.
The most suitable for the Soviet Union (and Russian Federation) would be popular Russian translation of the French song «Tout va très bien, Madame la Marquise». You can listen it on
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While the following is more associated with Wrestling as Hulk Hogan's entrance theme (initially used by the US Express Tag Team of Barry Windham and Mike Rotunda), it would have been quite a spectacle seeing a post-Cold War US eventually adopt a version of Rick Derringer's Real American. Arguably Rick Derringer himself felt the song deserved to be more legit then a Wrestling entrance theme, seeing it almost become a new national anthem in some respects.

For England, it would have to be a modified version William Blake's Jerusalem which has occasionally come up as a proposal for an English national anthem. Upon hearing the orchestral version for the first time, King George V said that he preferred "Jerusalem" over the British national anthem "God Save the King". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposals_for_a_national_anthem_for_England#"Jerusalem"

A more religious Israel would probably use HaEmunah (e.g. The Faith) as opposed to the more secular HaTikvah (e.g. The Hope). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HaEmunah

A Soviet (or non-Soviet yet still politically Left) Yiddish state meanwhile would probably use the Partisan Song, a Metal version of which can be found here.
 
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The Irish National Anthem "The Soldier's Song" is highly situational, based on the OTL events of the 1916 Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. In a TL where, for instance, there was no WWI and Ireland achieved Home Rule (relatively) peacefully it definitely wouldn't be the national anthem and indeed would never be written at all.
"God Save Ireland" was apparently something of an unofficial national anthem prior to independence, so might just get adopted officially in this scenario. It's a good, bouncy tune although the lyrics are somewhat gory...
 
A post of mine from a few years ago:

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The GDR notoriously had a national anthem ("Auferstanden aus Ruinen") whose lyrics (specifically "Deutschland, einig Vaterland") eventually became politically embarrassing, so that only its tune could be played on official occasions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auferstanden_aus_Ruinen


There is a poem by Brecht which might have been intended as an alternate candidate for GDR national anthem. Though probably not, because Becher's was officially commissioned; nevertheless it at least shows what Brecht thought a national anthem should be. It was published as "Kinderhymne" but in the typescript the title was just "Hymne" (anthem). Like Becher's lyrics, Brecht's were set to music by Eisler, but also fit Haydn's music that was used for "Deutschland über Alles." Brecht's anthem is clearly intended as a counter to "Deutschland über Alles"--note the third stanza.

Anmut sparet nicht noch Mühe
Leidenschaft nicht noch Verstand
Daß ein gutes Deutschland blühe
Wie ein andres gutes Land.

Daß die Völker nicht erbleichen
Wie vor einer Räuberin
Sondern ihre Hände reichen
Uns wie andern Völkern hin.

Und nicht über und nicht unter
Allen Völkern wolln wir sein
Von der See bis zu den Alpen
Von der Oder bis zum Rhein.

Und weil wir dies Land verbessern
Lieben und beschirmen wir's
Und das liebste mag's uns scheinen
So wie andern Völkern ihrs

The translation in Brecht's *Poems 1913-1956* (edited by John Willett) is as follows:

Grace spare not and spare no labor
Passion nor intelligence
That a decent German nation
Flourish as do other lands.

That the people give up flinching
At the crimes which we evoke
And hold out their hand in friendship
As they do to other folk.

Neither over nor yet under
Other peoples will we be
From the Oder to the Rhineland
From the Alps to the North Sea.

And because we'll make it better
Let us guard and love our home
Love it as our dearest country
As the others love their own.

(Some people actually did suggest this as the new German national anthem at the time of reunification, but of course they did not prevail...)
 
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A post of mine from a few years ago:

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The GDR notoriously had a national anthem ("Auferstanden aus Ruinen") whose lyrics (specifically "Deutschland, einig Vaterland") eventually became politically embarrassing, so that only its tune could be played on official occasions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auferstanden_aus_Ruinen


There is a poem by Brecht which might have been intended as an alternate candidate for GDR national anthem. Though probably not, because Becher's was officially commissioned; nevertheless it at least shows what Brecht thought a national anthem should be. It was published as "Kinderhymne" but in the typescript the title was just "Hymne" (anthem). Like Becher's lyrics, Brecht's were set to music by Eisler, but also fit Haydn's music that was used for "Deutschland über Alles." Brecht's anthem is clearly intended as a counter to "Deutschland über Alles"--note the third stanza.

Anmut sparet nicht noch Mühe
Leidenschaft nicht noch Verstand
Daß ein gutes Deutschland blühe
Wie ein andres gutes Land.

Daß die Völker nicht erbleichen
Wie vor einer Räuberin
Sondern ihre Hände reichen
Uns wie andern Völkern hin.

Und nicht über und nicht unter
Allen Völkern wolln wir sein
Von der See bis zu den Alpen
Von der Oder bis zum Rhein.

Und weil wir dies Land verbessern
Lieben und beschirmen wir's
Und das liebste mag's uns scheinen
So wie andern Völkern ihrs

The translation in Brecht's *Poems 1913-1956* (edited by John Willett) is as follows:

Grace spare not and spare no labor
Passion nor intelligence
That a decent German nation
Flourish as do other lands.

That the people give up flinching
At the crimes which we evoke
And hold out their hand in friendship
As they do to other folk.

Neither over nor yet under
Other peoples will we be
From the Oder to the Rhineland
From the Alps to the North Sea.

And because we'll make it better
Let us guard and love our home
Love it as our dearest country
As the others love their own.

(Some people actually did suggests this as the new German national anthem at the time of reunification, but of course they did not prevail...)
So basically that could be the anthem for a potential socialist Germany?
 
When Australia had a competition for a new 'Anthem' and, some-how, some-how, OTL's rather prim effort beat the wondrous 'We Are One'...

I liked that inspirational piece so much, I adapted it for my Convention.

Upside, each new Alien addition just has to compose their own verse...
 
USa could had picked The Battle Cry of Freedom as national anthem. Altough some lyrics probably should had changed.
 
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