The Australians were actually allowed to vote for their anthem in 1977 to find a replacement for the colonial remnants, "God Save the Queen". However, it is hard to find, many Australians admit that he his hymn (which proudly declares that "Our home is girt by sea", whatever that is) loved. Changing musical tastes. Just as the Australians have stopped buying Abba albums since 1977, they seem to interest in their national songs lost.
Fortunately, some national anthems of the most enduring and universal success have won. Take "La Marseillaise", which is still under the French (and other) awakens the passion for more than 200 years. The Beatles were her front in the first few bars of "All You Need Is Love" (which is a hymn of peace was) have used, but its origins are somewhat less pacifist. It's no surprise that the enthusiastic French national anthem, his speech flows from the raising of the flag and the blood in his veins, was written in 1792 by the French Revolution - but strangely, the author was probably caused by the common one of the King of Men (rather than revolutionary) and an Austrian composer who had fled their country to escape another revolution.
"La Marseillaise" in Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, a poet and a soldier of 31 who [was developed War Song for the Army of the Rhine attributed] as a patriotic song called "Battle Hymn of the Rhine Armie". Soon he was claimed by the other side, however. The Sung Revolutionary Army, in slightly different terms, as they walked north of Paris, Marseille (hence the name). After the Revolution, Rouget de Lisle was imprisoned for his royalist sympathies and still languish in prison if his tone was adapted as the national anthem in 1795.
Even though we say "his" line, he could not have written the letter. Music scholars believe that the melody could by an Austrian composer Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, who moved to Paris at the time, and spent his last years managing a piano factory have been written.
As a great national hero, "La Marseillaise" suffered for centuries for its status. It was three times (in Napoleon's Empire and Napoleon III, and during the German occupation in World War II) is prohibited. However, unlike most national songs also milli naghmay, is his appeal beyond their home country. According to legend, the largest federal artillery John Pelham happily sang the song during the American Civil War battle in his victorious battle against the Army of the Potomac. The song was later adopted as the unofficial anthem of the new Soviet Union in 1917.
More recently, it was a hardliner and was a movement to replace, or at least change the letter. But no violent emotions, however, has long been a song of national pride, while retaining some power in times of war and peace. If only hymns might like to inspire national pride.