Answer by Gwydion Madawc Williams:
Exceptions to what? Almost any rule, you can find someone who does not follow it.
In most of Europe, westerly winds prevail, and the West End of a city is more favoured and richer. But in the wider world, that is not so.
Most pre-industrial societies were dominated by land-owning aristocrats. But not China, which evolved a Civil Service chosen by competitive exam.
Most peoples in the ancient world worshiped many gods, but not the Jews and Zoroastrians.
Most ruling dynasties were overthrown after a few decades or centuries, but not in Japan.