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How does the shared ethnicity of royal families in the west compare to royal families in the far east?

Asked by Ltryptophan (10885points) September 8th, 2010

If you were to take a look at the modern and ancient lineages of royalty in Europe you would find that there is a wide scale shared ethnicity in my opinion. Royals married royals.

With so many different cultures in the far east, were the same practices taking place there? Were royal families from each region in the far east mate sharing?

Or, is the common royalty in the far east more closely related to other royal families in other cultures, or there own sub culture?

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Royals still married royals or nobles for the most part. However, marriages usually occurred within a culture (Chinese marrying Chinese) as opposed to between two different cultures (Chinese marrying a Korean)

e.g. Han WuDi of China married Chen Jiao, daughter of a marquis
Tang TaiZong married Zhangsun, daughter of a general
Nobunaga (Japanese emperor) married Nohima, daughter of a warlord

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