France assimilated the craft of glass-making, and her craftsmen acquired a wide reputation.
It was proposed, therefore; in 1576, that 6000 families should be registered as a militia under a Polish Hetman for the protection of the country against Tatar raids, and that the remainder of the inhabitants should be assimilated to the ordinary peasants of Poland.
Accordingly, it was henceforward governed by a proconsul (appointed by the senate) and freed from the burden of troops, while its local government was assimilated to that of Italy.
The Russians have absorbed and assimilated in the course of their history a variety of Finnish and Turko-Finnish elements.
The great estates of the Church, on which were settled about a million serfs, were secularized and assimilated with the state-domains.