Uskoks

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Uskoks

 

military settlers in Croatia in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Uskoks were primarily fugitives from the Yugoslavian lands under Ottoman rule and subsisted mainly through farming their own plots. In wartime, the Uskoks received monetary awards from the ban (ruler) for rendering military service; they were also entitled to two-thirds of the spoils of war.