I am fascinated with creation and adoption of national anthems. I find it especially intriguing with such countries that were once a union and then broke apart.
My interest/question deals with two aspects - practical and emotional.
Practically, from what I know, the anthem of USSR was retained by Russia in terms of melody but the words were changed. But what about other Soviet nations, did they plan for an anthem before the break up or was there a period where the anthem was commissioned? If later, what was used interim?
Emotionally, how did people transition from one anthem to another? I am not sure how much resentment was present about the Soviet Union towards the end, but it seems it shouldn't be flawed to assume that at least one section of people were forced into singing and "feeling for" a particular anthem, be it USSR's or the nation's newly adopted. How did the transition happen?
I have similar queries about Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and other similar erstwhile unions. On the flipside, how did things go about when Germany was unified?
I'd really appreciate links to sites that answer these queries of mine with extensive historical background, and, more importantly, their possible ramifications. I prefer English language sites but I can live with French and German too.