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Further on Devshirmes

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Submitted by T H Lane (United States), Jun 16, 2006 at 23:50

Ali wrote:

You can also look at the Devshirme system as a military scholarship program with affirmative action results for Christian Ottoman subjects.

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Yes you could look at it that way I suppose, just as one might look at lipstick on a pig. The lipstick might make the pig look better but they would still see the pig would they not?

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