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The meaning behind the France's national anthem, La Marseillaise, was that the French Revolutionary army would water their fields with the blood of Prussian invaders.
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3 years ago #9815049        
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And so? A verse in Italian anthem says that Italian and Polish blood will burn Austria and Russia’s hearts!

Hinoron

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4 years ago #9756705        
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I feel a little less like poking fun at the Americans and their War-Anthem about "bombs bursting in air". :(

Mixu

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4 years ago #9731788        
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Now see what you were... disgusting...

gnscott

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5 years ago #9635710        
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That's one interpretation. Another is that "qu'un sang impur" (their impure blood) refers to the blood of French aristocrats who joined the anti-French alliance.

Karen

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6 years ago #9474997        
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Sadly, yes...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Marseillaise

@Dan - the invading troops were from both Prussia and Austria

Dan


6 years ago #9474198        
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I thought it was the blood of Austrian Bourbon supporters.


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