Even if the United States were to deploy 20,000 of its finest horse-mounted warriors to the Near East and cut off all opium exports to the Turks, it is still unlikely that that would be enough to stem the tide of history,” said Arthur V. Wills, a Duke University professor of Near Eastern Studies and noted Byzantine scholar. “The reality is, U.S. aid or not, the once-great Byzantine Empire will in all likelihood not survive the 1290s.
Byzantine Empire Will Fall To Turks, Historian Warns
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