What’s more British than the British royal family? More Spanish than the Spanish Monarchs? More Norse than the King of Norway? Well, a lot of things actually. In fact, nearly all of the 10 remaining hereditary monarchs of Europe have more German DNA than they do local. For centuries, royals almost exclusively married other, foreign royals. They rarely mixed their blue blood with people native to the Kingdoms they ruled over. What’s more, when dynasties died out (often from excessive inbreeding) foreign royal houses put their own seconds sons on the throne, establishing new, entirely alien dynasties. Modern royal families try to brand themselves as throughly native and in touch with the common people. And if they ever spit into a test tube and sent it off for a DNA test, they would probably never publish the results. But, by looking back at their family trees, we can get a pretty good idea of their heritage. Last week we explore the heritage of the reigning families of Belgium, Denmark Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco and Norway. Today we’ll analyze the DNA of the Dutch, Spanish, Swedish and British royal families. Plus we’ll compare them all to see which modern monarchy has the most local DNA; and find out why the royals of Europe are all so German.
Royal family of The Netherlands - Dutch royal family
Royal family of Spain - Spanish Royal family
Royal family of Sweden - Swedish royal family
Royal family of The United Kingdom - British Royal family
Why are the royals so German?
Which royal families are the most German?
Which royal families are the most local?
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are three lessons history can teach us?
History is filled with examples of how mistakes can be learned from. They can be applied to today's business challenges.
The past teaches us there is always another way. You will always find someone who thinks outside of the box and takes chances that make them stand out.
History shows us that often, it's the underdogs and not the winners who win. You can look back at those times when the underdog won.
Look back on the past and learn from it. Learn from others' successes and failures.
Use these lessons to help you improve your success rate.
What can we learn by Abraham Lincoln's example?
Abraham Lincoln said that he was slow to learn, but quick to forget.
He understood the importance of learning and knew that he would eventually need to let go of old habits in order to embrace new ones.
The same holds true for our businesses. We will hit roadblocks sometimes, and get stuck in unproductive ruts no matter how many times we plan for our success.
It is crucial to continue to learn and grow. Even after we achieve success, it is essential to continue learning.
Lincoln was the right person. He recognized that while he could become more effective in his business, he couldn't stop learning.
There are two types of entrepreneurs. They are those who are busy and those that stay smart.
Those who keep busy are focused on their business' growth. They spend their time on product development and marketing, as well as customer service.
They may feel like they've accomplished something meaningful, but often they're missing the mark. If these entrepreneurs don't focus on being smarter, they will not be able achieve sustainable growth.
What is the difference between successful entrepreneurs and average entrepreneurs? The ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances.
Successionable entrepreneurs look for ways that they can improve their products or services when faced with difficult situations.
However, most entrepreneurs stick to old-fashioned methods that no longer work. They won't change until their business is destroyed.
It is essential to learn both the art of adapting and self-reflection in order for success.
What are some lessons learned from history?
Three lessons can be learned from history. To change the world, you have to do it all yourself. You must make sure people are ready to change the way they live. The third thing you must do to improve the future is to first change how people live.
The first lesson we can learn is that there are only two ways to transform the world. One is to fight to get it. The other is to create. If you fight for it you lose sight on why you started to fight.
You cannot control what people think, but you can make sure they like the way you present them. If you attempt to convince someone of something, you'll fail. But if you set out to inspire someone to action, you'll succeed.
Every great movement began with someone who had an idea and decided that they would act on it. You can create change or respond to it. The best way to do this is to be clear and honest about your goals, where you are coming from, and to be bold enough to take the initiative to go places no one has before.
The second lesson is that we all have a choice. We can either allow our lives to unfold, or choose to create them. We must choose the kind of life that we want. Are we willing to wait for someone to allow us to live? Do we want to control our destiny?
I believe that we are living in the golden age. There is more opportunity than ever, which makes it exciting. People feel empowered to make their own futures and that's very exciting.
It also presents a problem. Because not everyone knows exactly what they want or even how to get it, it's important to figure out what you want and find a way to get it.
For example, let's say you want to buy a house. You could relax and hope that someone will give you a gift voucher to Home Depot. Or you could ask yourself, "What would I love to do?" Find a job that will allow you to do it. Finally, apply for financing.
Let's suppose you want to travel the globe. It's possible to ask, "Where do you want to travel?" Then, you'd start saving money, researching countries online, talking to friends, etc. Then, you book a trip.
Let's assume you didn't really know what you wanted. You'd likely end up doing one of these things anyway. This is how you can increase your chances for getting what you want. Although it may sound silly, it is effective.
The third lesson is that regardless of what happens next, there are always ways to improve the future. It is easy to see why. Our choices impact who we become and who we are.
You can learn from the mistakes and successes of others and continue to improve until you achieve your goals.
If you don’t believe you can offer anything, you’re already behind. You have to believe in yourself.
Start with what you already know. Start small and then build on it. Consider what you have learned over the course of your life. Which areas have you struggled with? What have you succeeded at? How did you overcome obstacles?
Don't forget to remember that only you can limit your potential. No matter what anyone may say, you can do whatever you want.
Benjamin Franklin wrote, "Nothing works unless you do."
Who said that history doesn't teach the ignorant?
We all wish to live in a world where everyone learns from the past, but there are more valuable things than learning from our mistakes.
The best way to learn how to do something correctly is to actually experience it.
It is a mistake to not do it correctly the first time.
As long as you keep making improvements, you'll eventually understand why you made those changes.
You might even discover that you could have done it better the first time.
However, that doesn't mean you should not try again. That means you've learnt a lot.
It may not always be possible to avoid making errors, but it is possible minimize them. And that's the difference between success and failure.
Recognizing your mistakes is the first step. Take a step back and look at your mistakes objectively. Then ask yourself, "What did you learn?"
You'll find that mistakes can be viewed as lessons if you are honest with yourself. They are learning opportunities.
Thomas Edison was the victim of this fate. He failed many times before inventing the light bulb.
He didn't let his failures discourage him. He used every failure as an opportunity to improve the design.
He also invented the most widely used form of lighting, which is still in use today.
So, if you fail, don't get discouraged. Learn from your errors. These are your opportunities to learn.
Then try again.
- Only 2.5% of Americans owned stocks in 1929. (collabfund.com)
- During the Peak of her power, She commanded over 1,800 pirate ships and an estimated 80,000 men. (knownepal.net)
- The classic clown stylings we know today have specific origins, according to u/Bodark34. (lifehacker.com)
- According to the wiki Napoleon Bonaparte who led many successful battles during the French revolution and gained popularity as Little Corporal was 1.68 meters long, equivalent to 5 foot 6 inches, which is indeed the average height of men. (knownepal.net)
- But 95% of amputations were done with anesthesia, u/Thrabalen points out. (lifehacker.com)
What can humanity learn about the past failures of our ancestors and how can they be improved?
We've been here before. However, there is nothing wrong with learning from past mistakes. It may even help humanity weather another crisis.
Keep an open mind, look for lessons that can help you move forward. We may be able to make it.
The problem is when we fail to learn from the past and refuse to acknowledge that human nature hasn't changed much since the beginning of time.
Although there is a lot to be learned from the old ways, we often ignore them as they are inconsistent with our beliefs. We instead of making changes we find difficult we stick to the familiar.
But the world continues to change and our lives are constantly evolving. Our environment is becoming increasingly complex and we have more problems to solve.
That means we have to adapt. And that makes us vulnerable to failure because we won't be able to rely on the same strategies that worked before.
When we do that, we lose sight of our values and become slaves to our habits.
Our brains evolved to adapt to conditions that existed thousands of years ago. These days aren’t over forever.
The future is not set in stone. There is still plenty of room for improvement.
Humans still have the ability to accomplish amazing feats. We have the ability to create incredible technologies. To explore new frontiers and discover unexplored territories.
And yet, we often choose to limit ourselves. To fear change. To reject evolution. To believe that what worked yesterday can work tomorrow.
Some people attempt to stop this trend. They view themselves as soldiers against the status. Fighting against the system. Against the system.
They consider themselves rebels and take pride in challenging convention. They challenge the conventions of society.
They rebel against rules. They hate conformity. They don't pay attention to social expectations. They believe they know more than anyone else.
These people, I wish them all good luck!
It will be your lifeline!
Because it's a tough battle. Mainstream society is driven by powerful forces.
You will find that the majority of people aren't interested in your viewpoint. There is no interest in your point of view.
It doesn't really matter how brilliant or well-intentioned you might be. You might not find the right people to share your ideas.
Your message might not reach the right people. That's precisely why you'll need strange lessons from the past.
Because that's where the real power is. This is where you truly can make a difference.
This is where you can inspire others to follow their dreams. This is where you can create movements that transform society.
Let me ask you one question. Are you willing to live up to the expectations of others? Or, would you rather choose to create your own path?
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