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Many in history probably coveted such a small strip of land by the sea. However grace to legendary cunningness of Francois Grimaldi that is represented in the palace square dressed as a monk but caring a sword under his frock, Monaco was establish in the present form in 1297. Grimaldi’s quick victory did not last and it took more than 100 years till the same family was able to purchase the rock and established themselves as princes, a title that they started to carry in 1612. With ups and downs the principality resisted till these days, the Grimaldi family making the first page news in the tabloids world-wide.

The financial success of the principality was first given by the construction of the famous casino of Monte Carlo in 1846 and latter by creating, like many other small principalities, of a tax haven. The residents of Monaco do not pay taxes as a result a lot of high earners that are not tied to a specific country, sportsmen, etc make their residence here.

 

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