Monaco: Playground for the Rich
Then Mr. Francesco Grimaldi seized control of The Rock in 1297 and started his dynasty. I think it’s pretty incredible that one family has controlled this small town for more than 720 years. Since then, there have been a bunch of treaties signed and agreements made between France and Monaco stating that the French military force will protect this little sovereign city-state if Monegasque policies aligned with whatever political, military, and economic interests France has. So far, so good!