There are certain historical battles, which had very little influence immediately but changed things through the centuries. The battle of Talas between the Abbasid Caliphate and the Chinese Tang Empire in 751 is a good example of such a conflict. It changed the religious outlook of Central Asia as Buddhism was slowly pushed out and Islam took its place, was crucial in changing the faith of the Turkic tribes. Later on the Seljuk Turks moved to the West, and that was one of the reasons for the Crusades. Historians also think that this battle was important for the Renaissance, as the papermaking made its way to Europe after it.
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Generals, K. a. (2020, June 08). Battle of Talas 751 - Abbasid - Tang War DOCUMENTARY. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2045/battle-of-talas-751---abbasid---tang-war-documenta/
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