Remember the fairy tale of the Sleeping Beauty? Hans was taught that the wicked witch... was Democracy. And Sleeping Beauty, who can she be? Aha, here comes the prince!
[the Prince rides forward on his horse to Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries." The Witch jumps out of a window
The Prince is victorious! Democracy has fled. He breaks the magic spell with a kiss. The Princess... is Germany.
[the Princess is revealed as a buxom Germania in a Valkyrie helmet
And the brave, handsome knight... you know...
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Music by Richard Wagner See more