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My bad - he talks about Ögedei's death - it's true that just before Ögedei's death Europe was teetering on the edge of collapsing before the invader and the death resulted in the leaders turning away but he also puts it in a larger context.

After all, many invasions took place after Ögedei's death, the reason the invasions weren't in Europe were because there were richer areas to attack.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Fri May 10th, 2013 at 03:17:24 PM EST
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