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While some countries use their anthems to laud their battle victories a little too aggressively, others—like Albania—seem far too humble. Aleksander Stavre Drenova, who wrote “Himni i Flamurit (Hymn to the Flag)” in 1912, could just have easily titled his composition “The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth;” the song’s final (ostensibly triumphant) final verse reads:

For God himself proclaimed:
The nations of the earth shall wane,
And yet will live, will thrive Albania.
For her our fight won’t be in vain.

World's Strangest National Anthems

Albania

While some countries use their anthems to laud their battle victories a little too aggressively, others—like Albania—seem far too humble. Aleksander Stavre Drenova, who wrote “Himni i Flamurit (Hymn to the Flag)” in 1912, could just have easily titled his composition “The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth;” the song’s final (ostensibly triumphant) final verse reads:

For God himself proclaimed:
The nations of the earth shall wane,
And yet will live, will thrive Albania.
For her our fight won’t be in vain.

World's Strangest National Anthems

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