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Russian lands 1200-1250 (Chaos)

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(This part also includes some history of Eastern Europe not inhabited by Russians.)

Early 13th century: (OTL Mamluk sultan Baibars isn't captured by the Mongols, stays Kipchak.)

Vesvolod "The Big Nest" III Dies

1219: Denmark conquers Estonia.

1221: Nishnij Novgorod founded.

1223: (No Battle on the river Kalka. Kipchaks / Kumans / Polovtzy still rule the steppes in Southern Russia.)

1225: Rum-Seljuks conquer Crimea.

1227: Teutonic Order comes into the Kulmer Land (East Prussia, at the Vistula). Yaroslav of Novgorod attacks Finland.

1230: Livonia completely subjugated.

1236-40: Mongol attacks on Russia except Novgorod don't happen.

1237: Friar Julianus returns to the Volga Hungarians, starts to convert them to Christianity and tries to recruit them to settle in Hungary. A delegation of them visits Hungary proper and likes the idea of settling there. The Pope and Hungary support him, too.

Unification of the Teutonic Order and the Brotherhood of the Sword.

(Volga Hungarians, Volga Bulgarians not defeated by Mongols.)

1238: Russian prince Aleksandr Yaroslavich who's the fourth son of his father and has no chance of ever becoming a ruler goes to Vladimir-Suzdal, who are often busy fighting the Volga Bulgarians.

1240s: Kara-Kitai tribes displaced by the Mongols under Ogadai defeat eastern Kipchaks, cross the lower Volga, attack the area south of Don and Volga and destroy the little country of the Alans, a leftover of the völkerwanderung.

1240: Russian prince Aleksandr doesn't have to defeat the Swedes at the Neva.

1241: Bulgarian czar Ivan Asen II dies. Bulgaria loses influence on Serbia and Epirus.

1241/42: The battle of Liegnitz (Legnica) doesn't happen, and neither does the savaging of Poland, Silesia, Moravia, Hungary (which lost half its population IOTL, according to some sources), Romania and Bulgaria by the Mongols. The Teutonic Order doesn't have to pay a high blood toll either.

1242: Aleksandr doesn't have to fight the Livonian knights on frozen Lake Peipus.

1243: King Bela IV of Hungary conquers Bosnia.

1246: Bela IV Austria, killing the last duke Friedrich II. His widow Margarete governs in his place. She and his niece Gertrud (wife of Vladislav of Moravia, elder brother of Otakar Przemysl) are the only living heirs.

Baibars who became a Kipchak leader defeats the Kara-Kitai, throws them back behind the Don. He now reigns in the biggest of the six Kuman cities, Sharukan (in OTL Charkov's place).

1247: The elder brother of Otakar Przemysl Vladislav doesn't die.

1250: German settlement has reached the Oder river, and even crossed it in some places, also including southern Silesia.

Chaos TL in blocks
Earlier in time:

Russian lands -1200

Russian lands


Later in time:

Russian lands 1250-1300

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