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Which German Anthem Do You Prefer? | Alternate History Discussion
Discussion in ' Alternate History Discussion: After ' started by Nightingale , Jan 24, Log in or Sign up. Nightingale God is Freedom Joined: Apr 13, Location: The Republic of the Philippines. Hey Everyone, so I was toying about this idea of a poll about German Anthems. What do you think? Deutschlandlied is a good national anthem but personally I do prefer Auferstanden aus Ruinen because it just sounds better.
Then again its written by communists and whilst communism was a great idea on paper and a fucking disaster when put into practice, it did give the world some great marches and themes.
Sure the DDR was a nasty place to live with an oppressive government and police force and military and.. By this just have a listen. Kome Saddest Lunar Rabbit Joined: I think we all know the DDR's anthem was damn catchy. Mikestone8 Well-Known Member Joined: Mar 13, Location: Personally I think the Bayernhymne sounds nicer than any of them. Possible compromise - keep the Deutschlandlied or whichever verse of it they actually sing these days but put iit to the Bavarian tune, which doesn't have the same bad vibes.
Shame we they can't really use this, A. Because its a march and I don't think has lyrics and B its tied inexorably to the Kaisers https: AdmiralBlake Bevanite Gaitskellite Joined: Jun 16, Location: Yeah, Auferstanden aus Ruinen is also my bet. It's soft, powerful, very melodic. Hmmm, why do communist countries have the in my opinion most melodic anthems? Jul 20, Location: A healthy amount of a previous post I made includes Communist or Soviet music. And they are sure as hell good.
Feb 12, Location: Jarrow-on-Tyne, or Farnborough, Hampshire. Heil dir im Siegerkranz was never officially the German anthem, since Germany had none during the Kaiserreich.
It was used as such or as salute similiar to Hail to the Chief if the emperor made an appearance or if the festivity had a relation to him his birthday for example , but otherwise it was one of several possible choices. Especially in South Germany there were some reservations against it and Wacht am Rhein or the Deutschlandlied were just as likely to be played.
The same cannot be said of the ideology itself. Internationale Chinese version makes for a great rock rendition. FickleCrossroad Dormant Poet Joined: Oct 4, Location: Deutschlandleid, but the full version with all verses.
The tune was driven into my head because of Formula One. Between Schumacher, Vettel, and Mercedes, there's been what, one year which I haven't been subjected to it on a race weekend since , so Still, the commies sure can compose some beautiful tunes, I will give them that. May 28, Location: Europe Lake Constance region. The current national anthem is the best. Not only is the text of the third verse great unity, justice and freedom , the melody is also beautiful.
Jul 1, Location: Under a bridge, handing out business cards. On the other hand, the two best national anthems in my opinion were produced by capitalist nations. Those are 'God Defend New Zealand' and 'Hatikvah' - I think that they're genuinely beautiful pieces of music, not just good anthems.
Alternate History Banned Joined: Yeah, yeah, we get it. Lots of people understandably think 'Auferstanden aus Ruinen' is the best German anthem, but if you do not write 3 paragraphs about how incredibly nasty you think the GDR was, perhaps one in twenty people might think that you have some sort of sympathy towards the communist East Germany, or at least think that not everything the citizens of the GDR ever touched immediately turned into the most comic-book-villainish incarnation of evil.
Can we move past that stage? But yeah, I can still appreciate them musically. As far as the music goes, both Deutschlandlied and Auferstanden aus Ruinen are good; I also like the French, Italian, Uruguayan and Brazilian anthems' melodies. The Hungarian anthem is an excellent work of art too, shame about the lyrics. Of course, it doesn't trump the Internationale for me You must log in or sign up to reply here.
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