The Hapsburgs: Europe's most resilient dynasty
The family that heavily shaped Europe
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Numerous powerful families throughout history have held the sway and influence to change the world. From modern elite families like the Kennedys to ancient, longstanding dynasties like the Shang of China, strong families in high places, if they play their cards right, have always been able to control the political, cultural, and financial climates of their time. Perhaps the greatest example of a wide-reaching dynastic family tree, and the potential of their powers, is the House of Hapsburg. The Hapsburgs are one of the longest-running dynasties in the world, maintaining power to some degree or another for almost a millennium. It is difficult to think of a major event in the history of Europe that the Hapsburgs didn't have a hand in. In fact, to know the history of the Hapsburgs is to know the history of Europe.
Intrigued? Read on to learn more about the history of Europe's most powerful family.
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