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To what extent did Skanderbegs diplomatic and military skills prevent the Ottomans from taking over Albania?
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To what extent did Skanderbeg's diplomatic and military skills prevent the Ottomans from taking over Albania?
Ms. S. Shimens
Word Count: 3987
George Kastrioti, also known as Skanderbeg, was a 15th century Albanian leader. Born in 1405 to the noble Kastrioti family, he was raised in a village in Dibra. As a young child, he was taken hostage by Sultan Murad II and as a result, he fought for the Ottoman Empire as a General. In one of his battles, he deserted the Ottomans and became the ruler of Kruje. However, there is wide debate over how influential Skanderbeg's diplomatic and military skills were in protecting the Albanian people, which raises the research question: To what extent did Skanderbeg's diplomatic and military skills prevent the Ottomans from taking over Albania?
Although Skanderbeg's victories and losses during his time of protecting Albania are well documented, it is still unclear as to the extent of Skanderbeg's diplomatic and military skills in preventing Ottoman rule over Albania. Much of what we know about Skanderbeg comes from the museum that is located in Kruje castle, containing
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