The Knights Templar looked quite incredible back in the day. All white with a red cross. Knights Hospitaller are also quite a sight. All black with a white cross. The problem with winning the Crusades back then was that historically the Mongol Hordes invaded the area a little over 100 years later. They really wrecked Islam and set the region back quite a bit. So even if Christianity had won the Crusades or at least tamed Islam, the Mongols would have made it all for not. In one Mongol siege of an Islamic City the Mongol leader told the city leader that he was sent by their god to exact retribution by killing everyone in the city. The Mongols were the real bad ones back then. And they were Pagans just out having fun apparently.
"The problem with winning the Crusades back then was that historically the Mongol Hordes invaded the area a little over 100 years later."
The mongols and the crusaders toyed with the idea of forming an alliance against the muslims, but they were never able to make it happen.
posted on 08/27/2010 5:07:54 PM PDT
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