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Why does Albania have its own culture, anyway? Did the Byzantines forget the twelve hundred years of ruling the area/people in the last fifty?

it should be renamed to illyrian
 

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Werent the various Franks/mercenaries/crusaders brought to Constantinople by a relative of the then emperor with promises of wealth if they helped him gain the throne?

And after they (partly) succeeded they all discovered the treasurey was near empty and thus they sacked and took territory as payment in lieu?
 

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Werent the various Franks/mercenaries/crusaders brought to Constantinople by a relative of the then emperor with promises of wealth if they helped him gain the throne?

And after they (partly) succeeded they all discovered the treasurey was near empty and thus they sacked and took territory as payment in lieu?

not really, the crusader leaders went to Venice a year before to arrange with Venice a contract to build 80 ships and supply 40000 men and then also take them to Jerusalem.
Venice built the ships and had all the supplies, but when the knights turned up in Venice a year later , they had only 27000 men and no money to pay, so Venice was unpaid and annoyed.
It was then that the idea of repaying Venice with a sack of Constantinople through legitimacy of alexis was the attack arrange.
Venice went for to ensure they got repaid. when the sack happened, the treasury was empty, so Venice took, Crete, negroponte and main other byzantine areas ( with frankish agreement) as payment. Venice did not want the byzantine crown.


they did not partly succeed , they 100% succeed, for the next 60 years Constantinople was a Latin empire under a Flemish king