Why did The Crusades Fail?

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  • Maxwell Campbell-Lotonuu
    Maxwell Campbell-Lotonuu Жыл бұрын

    Historians: you lost

  • Myownviewpoint1
    Myownviewpoint1

    I think internal decisions in Europe. Eventually Kings realized they needed their best men to fight wars back at home and so they started pushing back on the crusaders. That's not to say they universally failed. They were able to reconquer what is modern day Spain and Portugal from the Moores and the Tectonic order had some success in Eastern European.

  • Tommykey07
    Tommykey07 Жыл бұрын

    Short answer. Going on Crusade was too costly and time consuming, and it was very risky for European monarchs to travel hundreds of miles or more to fight strangers in far away lands when their immediate neighbors or rebellious nobles might take advantage of their absence.

  • hicgerekyoktu
    hicgerekyoktu Жыл бұрын

    I had also read that some of the first crusades, whıch choose the land path through anatolia, were drastically weakened by the guerilla tactics driven by small groups of horseback archer turcomans. highly armored crusades are extremely slow, whereas horseback archers are indeed quite fast. european armies are typically infantary, whereas nomadic armies are always mounted. and yes, their high-tech bows and arrows can pierce armor.

  • Jack J
    Jack J Жыл бұрын

    I like how near the end when it zooms out there is a massive Mongol empire that just spawned out of nowhere

  • Captain Crunch
    Captain Crunch

    Probably the same reasons mine fail every time in knights of honor 2

  • dtice
    dtice Жыл бұрын

    3rd Crusade: "Man, what a disaster! We need a new plan of attack."

  • Bradders -
    Bradders - Жыл бұрын

    It was a doomed effort from the start, attacking a kingdom very far away from your power base making reinforcement/supply lines very hard and fighting against a massive enemy that always outnumbered you and could easily suppy themselves/reinforce themselves, the french idea was the only possible path to victory, where you try and take egypt first then go from egypt to holy land.

  • Queens and Witches
    Queens and Witches Жыл бұрын

    Another thing that contributed to the failure was the international struggles in Europe. These kingdoms weren't exactly united and had dynastic rivalries and disputes over successions. Things like crop failures, plagues were larger concerns for European kingdoms. Their home problems became larger problems than places further away from them.

  • 913Gaza
    913Gaza

    Crazy how Hollywood doesn't depict these losses

  • JackoBanon1
    JackoBanon1 Жыл бұрын

    The ironic part ist that the raiding of Constantinople weakened the Byzantine Empire so much that it wasn't able to hold Anatolia anymore which led to the downfall of its empire and the rising of the Ottoman Empire a few hundred years later. The Ottomans later invaded Eastern Europe, reached Vienna and threatened all of Christendom before they were struck back by the united efforts of the remaining Christian countries.

  • uri argaman
    uri argaman

    I studied Humanities in a Jerusalemite school, and we played a game once imitating the events of the 3rd crusade. I played Seif Adin, Salah Adin (mentioned in the video as Saadin)'s brother. It was fairly easy to demoralize and split apart the various crusaders. I can imagine the European infighting having doomed these campaigns more often than not.

  • KEMAL ABE
    KEMAL ABE Жыл бұрын

    Bible said : "Love your enemies.."

  • CommanderJam Gaming
    CommanderJam Gaming Жыл бұрын

    Philip II didn’t die in the Third Crusade, although he did return to France after the siege of Tyre. In fact, he both outlived Richard I and paved the way for France as we know it today by crushing both England and the Holy Roman Empire in 1214 during the Anglo-French War. He was given the title Augustus for his exceptional rule.

  • Abdul Hadi
    Abdul Hadi Жыл бұрын

    1.Saladin did not sacked Jerusalem or Acre like you tried to give the impression at

  • Asib Ali Qureshi
    Asib Ali Qureshi

    Infamus Salahudin? He was kind hearted king!

  • xxxrrrxxxrrr
    xxxrrrxxxrrr Жыл бұрын

    I feel like the most important aspects is not even mentioned. Holy lands were a logistical nightmare to invade from Europe. The distance was huge and sea travel was difficult. After capturing the Holy land itself in the 1st Crusade, holding it was nigh impossible, as the area lacks strategic depth and could not be quickly reinforced from Europe.

  • Zuhair Hisham
    Zuhair Hisham Жыл бұрын

    I dont think it was right to have called Saladin infamous, because, if you read about his life, he was probably one of the most generous person and kind-hearted and well respected ruler of that time.

  • The Apocalypse
    The Apocalypse Жыл бұрын

    8th Crusade be like : "Nah that Jerusalem is hard to capture, let's just take some random land in north Africa".

  • browsingfloor62
    browsingfloor62 Жыл бұрын

    Saladin is certainly famous, but I wouldn't call him infamous. He was widely respected.