Why are so many European royal families German? (Short Animated Documentary)

At the dawn of the First World War most ruling royal families in Europe were from German houses. Given that Europe is made up mostly of people who aren’t German; why was this the case? To find out watch this short and simple animated history documentary.

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  1. It goes back even further, the German Franks became the Merovingians ruling France, they were replaced by the Carolingians who also descended from the same line of Germans. All noble families trace their origin from the German Franks.

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  3. The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.The key to financial freedom and great wealth is a person's ability to convert earned income into passive income.

  4. Well, in Norway we consider that prince Carls wife, -the british princess Maud, daughter of Edward VII, was the real reason we chose the danish prince to be the King of Norway. The danish royal family was considered being the "family-in-law" of Europe, but it was the connection and the protection from the worlds largest empire, that settled the "deal". So close were the bonds between the new norwegian monarchy and the british, that your late queen, called the norwegian king "uncle charles", -and named her first born child, the now Charles III after him. For us norwegians, looking westwards for trade partners and allies, has always been preferable, not only in the days of the first queen Elizabeth, but up to modern times. While danes and swedes are francofiliacs og fans of Germany (the swedes), -norwegians always have been anglofiliacs.

  5. Very interesting…
    Just a little correction about Bulgaria and its first monarch – the nephew of the Russian Emperor. You said he was overthrown because he was terrible. But that's actually not the case. He was a great knyaz (in Bulgarian – княз, in English – duke, which was the title of the monarch in those days). But he ended up being anti-russian. Which made the Russian generals and agents (who for some reason were not leaving Bulgaria) overthrow Battenberg (the name of the knyaz).
    Otherwise – great video!

  6. Because Lord Rama left India and the indo-European language group was the result. Every single one of them is either pretending to be Rama, pretending to be his descendants, or might even maybe be one of his descendants. Being one of Rama’s descendants would be completely irrelevant in the first place. In short, they are crazy. The answer is they’re insane.

  7. Why were so many german scientists get shipped to the US after WW2? Why did the economic and military power of Europe suddenly migrate to the US after WW2? Did german royalty ever get conquered or did they just quietly rebrand? I think we're still ruled by the same lineage of elites we have been for centuries (rothschilds etc). I also think Switzerland is only neutral to protect them and their wealth from all the conflict these people cause in the rest of the world

  8. The Dutch house ‘van Oranje Nassau’ is also German. It is actually so German that both the father and grandfather of our present (2022] king where German. But also the founder of the dynasty was German. It’s even in our national anthem ‘Wilhelmus van Nassaue, ben ik van Duitsen bloed’. Meaning ‘Wilhelmus van Nassau, I am from German blood’. So IMHO I think you should redo this nice video.

  9. Није зашто их толико
    Него зашто то да јесу и то је сав твој проблем
    ~
    Обично је био некада давно неки ратник који је био најјачи и онда око себе сакупио ма што бораца затим су ово оно направили себи нешто и рекли ми бранимо овај дио
    У међувремену било им досадно и рекли "ми сад имамо ово звање"

    Што ће рећи можеш и ти сам себи такво звање дати само мораш нахватати оних који су ти послушни
    А оне које нахваташ неби смели мислити или доводити у упитност то што ти кажеш
    И тада ја и тебе питам зашто то јеси ма што си
    Ти би рекао то је тако
    А ја би да, јесте док глупих има

    И у томе свему ти имаш кад који шоу за своје будале они веле води што је ово оно
    И ето га

    Ројал је овуда званични за вас све она која дође на олтар
    И тренутно заузет са мегјен
    Хтјели то или не
    Није услов да прихватиш само што се то твоје мишљење не рачуна нити у што јер ти онда она кроји што ћеш и како ћеш
    Не везано гдје сједи шта ради како је зовеш да ли се бориш за или против али ти одређује све
    Али под условом да сам ја томе за ако нисам ништа јој не помаже

    И глави град ти Минск

  10. Just an fun fact, until the roman empire (of the German nation) was existing, the duce of Brandenburg was, duce of Brandenburg and King IN Prussia. Same for Saxon, Duce of Saxon and King in Poland, same for Hanover…

  11. Correction,Romania fall under Austria-Hungary empire ,…before Ottoman Empire…that land was always wanted by predators as Russia want Ukraine now for the land ,but never been German or Ottoman Empire ,just been occupied by them ….that’s why our language it’s a Latin one!

  12. Is talking some rubbish here it seams he doesn't know that the Germanic people spoke different languages or dialects,as for the Spanish he claims that all are unified but Portugal it is Hispania as the Romans called it speaks a Spanish language or dialect yet is not unified with Spain, let's get the facts right. The German language like the Italian is a artificial language.

  13. When you speak a little faster I cannot even distinguish the words. As for now: I cannot follow the meaning or intension of what you want to say. So: totally useless effort to explain something.

  14. The Visigoths owned Spain more than 2,000 years ago, Santiago de Compostela (Northwestern Spain) was conquered by the Burgundian French around 1,000 years ago who became the Conquistadors and they married into the Native Americans. Who am I…?

  15. Because pre-1900 Germany was composed of 300+ politically powerless princedoms, dukedoms, bishoprics, and states whose royal marriage does not carry geo-political baggage. Germany was the place to go if you wanted royal children quickly.

    France, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, etc.. at the time all had monarchies and marriages between their royal households produced wars (i.e. the war of the spanish succession on spain’s competing royal marriages with france and austria)

  16. First Bulgarian ruler after liberation from the Ottoman empire (Alexander Battenberg) was actually not terrible at all. From several points of view he is one of the most successful rulers. He was overthrown because he didn't follow the Russian's Tzar instructions on how to rule Bulgaria in best interest of Russia.

  17. …and then there was Queen Victoria of Britain, whose parents both had a Hanoverian origin, and who had numerous children that married into various European Royal families. Even the current King of Spain, Felipe, is one of her descendants, which makes him part German.

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