Latin Crusaders established crusader states in the Holy Land, outposts of their rule and an early foray into European colonialism. They were built to keep land out of Muslim hands, but also to weaken the Byzantines. Which of these was not a crusader state at some point in the Crusades?
The crusader states, which included Jerusalem, Edessa, and Acre, were areas conquered by Latin Catholics. They were meant to be outposts from which to conduct further warfare and to give Europeans indefinite access to the Holy Land.
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