Were the Crusades Worthwhile For the People of Europe - Yes! The Crusades went for just under 200 years and crusaders weren't always prepared for battle. The last crusade, the ninth crusade, was in 1291. The crusades were worthwhile for the people of Europe because they increased the wealth of the church. This happened because thousands of crusaders who survived and returned home from different crusades sought asylum from the church. They enter the retreats but give everything they own to the church. The crusades also offered a social effect. The crusaders could afford a romantic adventure and was therefore one of the principle fostering influences of Chivalry. Yet another good effect of the crusades was the intellectual side of things. While crusaders visited the east they saw great cities, marble castles, dresses and elegant manners. They returned with finer tastes, broader ideas and wider sympathies. The knowledge of science and medicine also gained while visiting the east. The effects of the crusades on Europe were tremendous for the middle ages and even though Turks kept control of Jerusalem Europeans were allowed to make pilgrimages after 200 years of trying.
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It is called MAGLEV or Magnetic Levitation. This locomotive is capable of reaching speeds of around 365 mph which makes it the worlds fastest train. Also this train is NOT AMERICAN made.
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