Zheng He's treasure fleet

Why did China give up on this project? Why did they destroy the ships? It makes NO SENSE for them to do that.

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    the emperor made the decision to go for autism lvls of isolationism

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      it makes plenty of sense you idiot. in their own folklore japan was the result of a lost fleet. do you think ming china, which was already having compounding border problems, wanted another potential japan backwashing on them?

      >Why did China give up on this project?
      Feudal land lords won the struggle against merchant class and these land lords didn't see any benefit with having great merchant fleets.

      How am I supposed to know which one of you is correct?
      Cite your sources please

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        its made up

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not sure what you're asking exactly, but Zheng He fulfilled his diplomatic duties and the court decided the prohibitive cost of the voyages wasn't really worth it.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      it makes plenty of sense you idiot. in their own folklore japan was the result of a lost fleet. do you think ming china, which was already having compounding border problems, wanted another potential japan backwashing on them?

      >Why did China give up on this project?
      Feudal land lords won the struggle against merchant class and these land lords didn't see any benefit with having great merchant fleets.

      All of these make sense. Probably all three of these were major contributing factors in the emperor's decision.

      Sources for each?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Why did China give up on this project?
      Feudal land lords won the struggle against merchant class and these land lords didn't see any benefit with having great merchant fleets.

      It was not "isolationism," nor was it a simple "sea merchants vs landlords" conflict. From the perspective of the top level decision makers like the Emperor and senior ministers, it was a northern strategy vs southern strategy decision: the Ming still had a strong and hostile neighbor to the north, the remnant Yuan dynasty. Resources going south to invest in sea expansion are resources not going north to fight the Yuan.

      Short version, Mongols ruin everything. Again.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    it makes plenty of sense you idiot. in their own folklore japan was the result of a lost fleet. do you think ming china, which was already having compounding border problems, wanted another potential japan backwashing on them?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >in their own folklore japan was the result of a lost fleet
      >folklore
      its real idiot
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Fu

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        listen you stupid homosexual, that fleet was not the origin of the japanese race. japan was already long populated.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why did China give up on this project?
    Feudal land lords won the struggle against merchant class and these land lords didn't see any benefit with having great merchant fleets.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >destroy the treasury to fetch new kirin tribute for imperial garden

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is “my girlfriend just goes to another school” levels of moron

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    landlords blew up the merchants money

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Zheng ship a cute

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      reminds me of when I got bored enough of AoE2 that I would just get stoned and use cheats to play it as a medieval city builder game with lots of different civilization themed skins to play around with

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >semi-fantastical dynastic China city builder with stupidly huge buildings and light fantasy elements
        I would play the frick out of it.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Emperor rise of the middle kingdom?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Too old, needs to have good graphics.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            have a nice day zoomer

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >mfw the cowdung isn't ambient occluded, octuple shadowbox-thalesified AI-dissipated onto my screen by my Nvidia RTRD 9000

            Cry harder.

            This looks bad? please...anon...

            Oh yeah that actually looks pretty cool. I had no idea what the game actually looked like, I assumed it was super old like aoe1 with super pixelated graphics.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            This looks bad? please...anon...

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I sell, you buy, YOU BUY

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >mfw the cowdung isn't ambient occluded, octuple shadowbox-thalesified AI-dissipated onto my screen by my Nvidia RTRD 9000

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think I'm go to learn Chinese. Their aesthetic is just so cool.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because it was expensive. The super huge ships were meant to impress not explore. Also China is a land power with enemies in the north. They had to balance budget and spend more on the army. Think of how effective Russia was in naval affairs.

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Well didn't Germany destroy a bunch of coal power plants because of short sighted ideals? Maybe it was something like that. We are destroying decent society to accommodate trannies and minorities. I think if you become a dominant power you get self destructive

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    You know how they once conquered central asia all the way to Iran and never again for a thousand years? Same thing really
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