WORK IN PROGRESS
In Anatolia, a Turkish warchief named Ertuğrul is killed during the conquest of the village of Söğüt by the Kayı tribe in 1231. He never produces an heir who in our timeline would become Osman I of the Ottoman Dynasty. Without his leadership, the Turks of Anatolia are never unified.
The sacking of the Russian principalities by the Mongols in 1237-1238 reach full swing with Batu Khan's decision to defy his father's advice to allow subjugated peoples to worship as they please. The subsequent effort on the part of the Mongols to break the power of the Russian Orthodox princes results in a more devastating war than OTL, severely weakening the principalities of Tver, Kiev, and crucially, Muscovy, seriously altering the course of European history.
Nations and Territories
- German League
- Holy Roman Empire