Globalization’s ‘Game of Thrones’, Part 1: Dynastic Power in the Modern World

The stories, players & structures of the world’s dominant dynasties Think of any period in human history when empires and imperialism were common features of society, whether from ancient Egypt, Rome, China, to the Ottomans and the rise of the European and Japanese empires. There is an institution that – with few exceptions – was prevalent across most imperial societies: the family dynasty.