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The Foundation of Cetinje

Cetinje
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In the late fifteenth century the Ottomans "launched a mighty wave of attacks against Zeta" and its leader Ivan Crnojević. In 1481 he launched a counter-attack. "Faced at that moment with an Albanian revolt, Bayezid ll agreed to allow Ivan to occupy a small area between the coast and the Zeta River extending as far as Lake Skadar."

In return Ivan was to pay tribute, relinquish any control over foreign relations and surrender his youngest son Stani

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