Did the second crusade attempt too much

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  • Did the Second Crusade fail because it attempted too much?
    • Baltic crusade and Lisbon
      • attempted too much
        • original aim to get back Edessa
          • Zengi took it's walls
        • did not help the crusade
          • Bernard wanted Conrad to join
          • distract man power
        • Change in ideology
          • any infidel= penance
        • Lisbon to attract man power
        • Danish needed promise of booty
          • none in East
      • other factors
        • ambiguous aims
          • no one knew aim
          • recruit Conrad
          • penance from any infidel
          • no one continued East
        • Lisbon promised booty
          • Danish want booty
          • East= no promise
    • Anatolia
      • Attempted too much
        • Conrad did not wait for Louis
          • small army
          • massacred at Dorylaeum
        • Louis did not take coastal route
          • no supplies
        • Germans did not take Byzantine advice
          • Manuel= still give supplies
        • French= diplomatic
          • gives town back to Greeks= homage
      • other factors
        • Louis= Greek escort
          • army still wiped out
            • Louis left
          • not enough ships for whole army
          • no supplies
        • Manuel signs contract
          • Muslim Sultans
          • does not trust Westerners
    • Damascus
      • attempted too much
        • Damascus not best choice
          • Damascus was an ally
          • Aleppo or Ascalon
        • Bernard's  penance
          • lack of man power
          • lack of siege engines
        • Zengi obsessed with Damascus
          • religiously important
      • other factors
        • Eastern Franks blamed Western for move East
        • Crusaders tactic
          • could not surround city
        • United Muslim force
          • Zengi
        • Factions
          • Louis V Raymond
          • Baldwin III V Melisende

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