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Editor says, what if first born son Şehzade Mustafa had succeeded Suleiman the Magnificent? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Generals thread.
In 1485,on this day John II, King of Portugal approved Christopher Columbus's plans to equip three sturdy ships, granting one year's time to sail out into the Atlantic and search for a western route to the Orient, and return.
Escape to the AmericasBut instead the Genoese Explorer discovered the Americas. And it was to this New World Continent that Christians began to flee to in huge numbers through out the course of the new century. Because the new Sultan Şehzade Mustafa  continued the great work of his father Suleiman the Magnificent in comprehensively beating the people of the book.
Within three centuries, Islam had engulfed Western Europe. America was a common Christian Home, with the notable exception of Orthodoxes and "Hidden Christians" . Long before the Fall of Constantinople - in fact ever since the Fourth Crusade - they had consistently maintained "Better the Sultan's turban than the Cardinal's hat!".
Editor says, in this article we explore an idea with co-authors Eric Oppen and Mike McIlvain.  Mustafa was executed after a conspiracy  a mirror image of the so-called hidden Jews who went to the Americas to escape the Inquisition. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.