Knowing the etymological origin of the term dynasty is the first thing we will do before entering fully into its meaning. In this case, we can state that it is a word that derives from the Greek, exactly "dynasteia", which is the result of the sum of two distinct parts:
-The noun "dynastes", which means "ruler."
-The suffix "-ia", which is used to indicate "quality".
This concept is used to name the succession of sovereigns, monarchs or rulers that belong to a same family .
The monarchies , being hereditary governments, they usually present dynasties, since the father gives the power to his son. In Spain , for example, we found the Bourbon dynasty . Philip VI , current king, obtained the crown of his father, Juan Carlos I . The origins of the Bourbon House date back to 1700 , when Philip V He became the first Spanish king of this dynasty.
The dynasty can also be found in regimes They are not monarchies. In North Korea , Kim Il-sung was the president until 1994 when he died and the Supreme Assembly of the People named his son Kim Jong-il . With his death in 2011 , the power fell on Kim Jong-un , his son (and grandson of Kim Il-sung ).
It is even possible to find dynasties that arise between siblings or between spouses. In Cuba , Fidel Castro was the prime minister between 1959 and 1976 and the president between 1976 and 2008 ; that year his brother assumed Raul . That's why we talk about the Castro dynasty . In Argentina , the popular vote became president of Nestor Kirchner between 2003 and 2007 , and then to his wife Cristina Fernández de Kirchner between 2007 and 2015 . The Kirchner dynasty therefore ruled from 2003 until 2015 .
In the same way, throughout the history, dynasties such as the Asian Umayyad or the Chinese Ming dynasty, which was the penultimate that ruled their country, have taken on special relevance.
Beyond the governments , it is known as dynasties to those families that manage to exert a great influence in some field (culture, economy, etc.), such as dynasty of the Gasol brothers in basketball or basketball Spanish.
"Dynasty" ("Dynasty" in its original language), finally, it was a famous American TV series that had nine seasons and more than two hundred episodes.
In the decade of the 80s it was when this television production came to light that it has become one of the most successful in the history of the small screen worldwide. It was starred by actors such as Joan Collins, Linda Evans and John Forsythe.
Richard and Esther Shapiro were the creators of this series, which takes Denver as its scenario and revolves around oil tycoon Blake Carrington and his family, who owns a large company that responds to the name of Denver Carrington.
Desires for power and revenge, passions and infidelities and family secrets were the keys to that production that in 2017 has had a new version. In this case, the actors who have led the cast are Elizabeth Gillies, James Mackay, Grant Show and Nathalie Kelley, among others.