Why Did it Collapse - Caitlin Hevesy and Quinn Hays
In 1453, Emperor Constantine XI felt it was secure inside the city walls and refused to capitulate to the Turks. The cannons that the invaders brought were no match to Constantinople's walls, and they collapsed. The fall of Constantinople shocked many and Monarchs began to look for new trade routes. With the fall of Constantinople, Europe began to involve themselves with other trade routes to India and China and pretty much considered Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire out of the picture.
The Byzantine Empire's neighbors were the main reason for its long descend to ultimately falling. With its neighbors, the Seljuks and the Ottoman Empire, the Byzantine Empire endeavored through much. After 1,100 years of power, the Empire that inspired Latin West and Islamic East, combined Roman politics, and spread Christian beliefs had fallen.
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