While studying for the humanities test and reviewing the Ottoman Turks, I thought of The Hunger Games when looking over the “blood tax” that had to be paid. In The Hunger Games, each district must send two teens as tribute to the capitol to compete in the hunger games. Similarly, each community under the Ottomans had to send their best young men as tributes to join the army. Except, this was much more humane and effective than in the hunger games. At least the Ottomans would send the most qualified men rather than any teen at random. The Ottoman’s system also promoted loyalty and support, whereas the hunger games’ led to an uprising. Also, these young men in the Ottoman Empire had to work together rather than kill each other off.