Editor says, what if Constantinople had fallen to the Second Arab Siege? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
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Editor says, in reality Anastasius II did order preparations and as [Wikipedia reports] the failure of the siege had wide-ranging repercussions. The rescue of Constantinople ensured the continued survival of Byzantium, while the Caliphate's strategic outlook was altered: although regular attacks on Byzantine territories continued, the goal of outright conquest was abandoned. The siege is also credited with having halted the Muslim advance into Europe, and is hence often considered one of the most decisive battles in history. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.