Why was the First Crusade successful?

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Why was the First Crusade successful?

The First Crusade:

The First Crusade lasted from 1096 to 1099 AD. It was called by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont. The main goals were to take the Holy Land and assist the Byzantine Empire.

Answer and Explanation:

The First Crusade was successful because the Crusaders conquered and held Jerusalem. Other territory in the Near East was also conquered and four Crusader States were established: the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the County of Edessa, the County of Tripoli, and the Principality of Antioch. The Crusaders maintained a presence in the region until 1291.


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