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Seige of Constantinople

Summary: The siege of Constantinople in 1453 was one of the most influential historical events.Little known to emperor Constantine XI, this would be the beginning of the end of this vast Byzantine empire.
The siege of Constantinople was one of the most influential events in the history of the world. Going from Rome, the largest empire in the world, to the slowly crumbling Constantinople, this area of the world has had a lot of hard hits. Being on a triangular peninsula dividing the Bosphorus from the Sea of Marmora, Constantinople was the ideal trading location, as well as a very hard place to invade. However, on the morning of April 5nd, 1453, the Ottoman Turks arrived on the outside of the walls of Constantinople, ready to fight. Little known to emperor Constantine XI, this would be the beginning of the end of this vast empire.

For the past 4,000 years, the Byzantine Empire had been slowly deteriorating.

From street riots, to divisions in religion, to political problems, the empire was becoming less and less powerful with every year. After the death of Justinian...

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