Dating geological montenegro
Its power started declining at the beginning of 12th century.
After the Serbian Empire collapsed in the second half of the 14th century, the most powerful Zetan family, the Balšićs, became sovereigns of Zeta.
Nevertheless the Montenegrins refused to accept Ottoman rule and in the 17th century raised numerous rebellions, culminating with the defeat of the Ottomans in the Great Turkish War at the end of that century.
Montenegro became a theocracy led by the Metropolitans, flourishing since the Petrović-Njegoš became the traditional prince-bishops (whose title was "Vladika of Montenegro").
Duklja reached its zenith under Vojislav's son, Mihailo (1046–81), and his son Bodin (1081–1101).
By the 13th century, Zeta had replaced Duklja when referring to the realm.
The ISO Alpha-2 code for Montenegro is ME and the Alpha-3 Code is MNE.