Originally Posted by tom
Inspired by another thread, I wondered, most countries that go Muslim stay Muslim. What was different about Spain and Portugal? What if they were still Muslim?
Reconquista (sp?) is what was different with Spain, it was conquered by the Muslims, then reconquered by the Christians. It was not a very good era to be living in Spain. I think if Spain stayed Muslim, we could see a closer knit Christian community of Europe, armies from France and Britain might actually go to Constantinople to keep the Muslims from conquering all of Europe. I can see a tenth crusade being called to expel the Muslims from Europe.