The Ottomans had a system very much like that. Their wild Turkish forebears also had that one long before they were Islamicized.
It's a proven system ~ a tad rough on large families, but it ends dynastic squabbling in just a couple of days.
posted on 05/27/2013 3:45:32 AM PDT
I vaguely remember a story ... I'm sure I read it as news ... but I could be wrong;
How the family of Saud had broken up and males were spread over the earth .. in fear for their lives ...
and they were summoned all back to the palace under the pretext of 'all is forgive' ...
and gullibly came back to being mowed down in the palace hall ...
or something like that.
posted on 05/27/2013 3:51:40 AM PDT
(I say things that are true ... I can't prove it, but they're true)
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