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Dynasties: The Families That Changed the World

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A look into the inner workings of the world's most powerful and intriguing families.

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Imperial dynasties that have left their marks on generations include the House of Saud, the House of Windsor and the Imperial House of Japan.
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Political dynasties have been at the forefront for generations of war and revolution, and include the names Kennedy, Kim, Bhutto and Gandhi-Nehru.
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Families bound together or pushed apart by business and wealth, including the Rockefellers, the Murdochs and the Rothschilds.
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Families whose lives and relationships were changed by fame, including the Jacksons, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola's relatives, the Chaplin acting clan and the Iglesias family.

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