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If you think 112 MILLION people isn't 'much slaughter' then something is incredibly wrong with your perception on the importance of life. 600 years of slaughter in the name of crusades means nothing? Christopher Columbus himself managed to wipe out entire tribes just from trying to finance a crusade.
-> Your understanding
The estimate numbers of casualties during the Levantine crusades only (which lasted about 200 years) would be 200,000 -500,000 at best.
You say there were 600 years of crusades so I assume you're taking the 30-years war into account, which wasn't a crusade at all. I think you have a problem with defining the meaning of 'crusade'.
My conclusion is that the crusades weren't as bad as cultural marxists want to make us believe. There were wars that were far worse. The crusades, in terms of warfare, were not much different than any other wars of the day.
Last edited by MorningWood; 12-03-2012 at 11:56 AM.