Ok this is a kind of a historical debate,I would have posted it in the History section but since it can actually be a debate or perhaps something that could evolve into an interesting discussion I decided to post it here. This thread is also tricky because it requires some,at least basic knowledge of Balkan and medieval history and therefore it might sink fast but I just had to post it somewhere. The whole thread is about Tsar Dusan of Serbia. Some basic information about him from wikipedia: Stefan Uroš IV Dušan( Serbian Cyrillic: Стефан Урош IV Душан) (c.1308 – 20 December 1355), called Silni ("the Mighty"), was the King of Serbia (from 8 September 1331) and Emperor (Tsar) of the Serbs and Greeks (from 16 April 1345). Under his rule Serbia reached its territorial peak and, as the Serbian Empire, was one of the larger states in Europe at the time. The main debate subject: There has been speculation that Dušan's ultimate goal was no less than to conquer Constantinople and replace the declining Byzantine Empire with a united Orthodox Greco-Serbian Empire under his control. For that purpose he asked help and blessings from the Pope. His idea was to wage a Holy War against the Turks. He thought that with the Pope's help he could get several European Monarchs on his side, along with their fleets, this is why, some say, his own court members poisoned him. So...the question is...would actually a forced merge by Dusan of Serbs and Greeks be actually a good thing or did his actions harm Christians(and especially Byzantium)in the region even more?Was he a good guy or a bad guy? Should his efforts to conquer the Byzantine Empire be hailed as a good deed or something bad? Faced with Dušan's aggression, the Byzantines sought allies in the Turks whom they brought into Europe for the first time. The first conflict between the Serbs and the Turks on Balkan soil, at Stefaniana in 1344, ended unfavourably for the Serbs. In 1348 Dušan conquered Thessaly and Epirus. Later, he fought with the Hungarian protégé ban Stjepan II in Bosnia in 1350, wishing to regain formerly lost Zahumlje. For the full article(relativle short)in wikipedia along with some really cool paintings of him and Serbian Knights by Paja Jovanovic go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Uroš_IV_Dušan_of_Serbia I'm still troubled about the intentions of this man,were they good or bad?Was he a hero or not?