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    Ottoman Empire (Balkans)

    Prizren was an Albanian town back then. But turned entirely from Catholic into Muslim in the 1600's
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    Did the Albanians invade Kosova ? Let's see what the evidence says.

    It is claimed Albanians demographically grew there in the early Ottoman period through constant mass immigration, these Albanians apparently also were encouraged by the Ottomans to settle and were given special rights. Let's see what the evidence says: 15th and 16th century: 17th Century...
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    Ottoman Empire (Balkans)

    Loyal Ottoman Servants :laughing: - Kosovo: A Short History
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    Kosovo: Albanian Anti-Ottoman revolt (1690)

    - Kosovo: A Short History
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    Ottoman Empire (Balkans)

    Some more on devshirme
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    Ottoman Empire (Balkans)

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    'Great Migration of the Serbs 1690'

    Here is from Frederick Anscombe https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/577/1/Binder2.pdf
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    Ottoman Empire (Balkans)

    There were actually taxes that Christians didn't have to pay which gave an advantage in the end. Many Muslims also witnessed in court in favor of Christians. It's interesting how the people who managed to keep their religion, Orthodox Christians, have adapted the narrative they were the victims...
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    Ottoman Empire (Balkans)

    Even sources from Ottoman Albania show both many Muslims and Christian Albanians despised the Turks as did others. But this thread is not about that but to debunk some myths . You also forgot devirshme apparently was abolished early from what I am reading. Also Muslims in the Balkans are just...
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    Ottoman Empire (Balkans)

    Greek and modern Serb sources are not reliable at all btw And yes you can say Catholics as co religionists, in many cases had it far worse than Orthodox who were more privileged , your average Muslim peasant suffered the same as Christian peasants at the hands of local Muslim lords also, of...
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    Ottoman Empire (Balkans)

    Catholics were considered co religionists of Austrians who were enemies of the Ottoman Empire. 1690 revolt in Kosova was organized by Albanian Catholics Toma Raspasani and Pjeter Bogdani and supported by Albanian Muslims and Catholics from Northern Albania. against the Ottomans for example...
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    Ottoman Empire (Balkans)

    Devshirme: This is from wiki but I will add from Noel Malcolm later to see his matter on this. Northern Albania was mostly Catholic until 18th century, And some of the countryside of Kosovo had significant Catholics until 1690. Islamization in Kosovo was mainly in the towns in the start...
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    Ottoman Empire (Balkans)

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    Ottoman Albania

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    Average IQ by country

    https://www.arealme.com/iq/average-iq-by-country.html I only took out some of the Balkan countries: Kosovo: 100 Greece: 98 Croatia: 97 Romania: 97 Bulgaria: 96 Serbia: 96 Bosnia & Herzegovina: 95 Montenegro: 95 Albania: 94 Republic of Macedonia: 93
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    Kosovo: Albanian Anti-Ottoman revolt (1690)

    It actually seems that Catholic Albanians had to not only pay tax to Ottomans but even to the Orthodox Serbian church . Catholic church was poorer, less priests etc, while the Orthodox church was richer, larger and more privileged which is what led to less conversion among Orthodox compared to...
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    Worrier vs Warrior gene

    I got the ''Worrier'' https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24782743/ https://www.xcode.life/genes-and-personality/comt-gene-influences-worrier-and-warrior-personality/
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    Ottoman Albania

    This is from an account of Ottoman Albania, written by Antonio Bruni in 1596, I took some parts out, I will add more later:
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    Y-DNA frequency by countries

    I see the page on Eupedia here has not been updated since 2017 https://www.eupedia.com/europe/european_y-dna_haplogroups.shtml . Some of those countries listed have also used very low samples. Is it possible to update it and also add these samples from these projects for Albanians ...
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    Albanian Folklore

    Where is the Albanian folklore ?
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