The Crusades And Political Greed

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In my opinion, I believe that the Crusades came about due to political greed and the need for power. I think sometimes it is seen as a serious of religious campaigns, but I don 't believe any religion would truly influence military battles to conquer the lands of other peoples, to me, that is the desire of power and greed. The First Crusade was called by Pope Urban II in 1905, which started as a "pilgrimage" then ended as a military expedition by Roman Catholic Europe to conquer the Holy Lands, which were originally taken by the Muslim conquests of the Levant. This began with Emperor Alexios sent an ambassador to the pope requesting military support, in which Pope Urban II, requested Catholic volunteers (Using religious beliefs to attract people

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