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  1. Since the 1770s the Russian Empire tried to inspire a rebellion in Greece (see Orlov Revolt)

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  2. (pronounced ar-ma-to-LEE), were Greek Christian irregular soldiers, or militia, commissioned by the Ottomans to enforce the Sultan's authority within an administrative district called an Armatoliki (Greek singular Αρματολίκι; plural Armatol

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  3. Greek plural Αρματολοί; singular Armatolos - Αρματολός; also called Armatoles in English

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  4. In most cases, the captain would have gained a level of notoriety as a klepht in order to force the Ottomans to give him the amnesty and privilege that came with an armatoliki

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  5. Armatolikia were created in areas of Greece that had high levels of brigandage, or in regions that were difficult for Ottoman authorities to govern due to the inaccessible terrain, such as the Agrafa mountains of Thessaly, where the first armatoliki

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