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1249, the army started to march to Cairo. In the spring of 1250, they attacked Cairo. Louis surrendered to the Egyptians in April 1250. Damietta was given up and a ransom was paid. The Europeans’ calls for more crusades were stupid and didn’t accomplish much.(8) Italian cities had better commerce and there was a greater interest in exploring the orient thanks to the crusades. New trade markets were established. The direct general taxation system was developed during the crusades. As you can see, the crusades were one of the most violent periods of time in the history of mankind.