In this episode we follow Sultan Mehmed II's conquering spirit first into Moldavia, where he runs into yet another great christian leader in Stephan IV. The "Athlete of Christ" had no fear of the Sultan and would give the Ottomans a run for their money. With this setback Mehmed sent his navy to Crimea with the intentions of securing Black Sea positions from the Genoese. From here we have another little spat with Stephan IV, and then after finally securing peace with the Venetians, Mehmed would push forward his most ambitious plan yet. Mehmed sent armies against the Italian mainland and the Island of Rhodes simultaneously, but tragic events got in the way of the Sultan succeeding in these endeavors.
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