The British Empire：Britannia rules the waves！
Zheng He：Allow me to introduce myself
HongWu’s grandson and his rebellious uncle story.
Ming was SO close to being the colonial Empire！
July 11，the first day which the treasure ship was first sailed is now celebrated in china as ocean day.
Sad log books got burned.
Fun fact，in some southern Chinese Dialects，the word for”Giraffe”is still”Oilin！！
Zheng He and the treasure fleets are one of my fav historical what if’s and parts of history
Amazing I never even knew this part of Chinese history existed
This Muslim admiral is really famous in Indonesia
I went to see a replica of one of the ships in Nanjing.Nanjing is definitely worth a visit for all the history there！It also has the Ming emperor tombs
That story could easily be transformed into a film
Every time he went on a vovage it was an Odyssey.
Woaa…Malacca is famous and the main trade port hub in that era..
Gunboat Diplomacy without Gunboats…
Doesn’t mean the oceans/seas belong to the chinknese
This is the first time I am hearing of Zheng He.May he rest in peace.So happy his name was not serubbed from history
China was one of the first to circunavigate the world.But the west refuse to believe china did it
What if Zheng He sailed south and discovered Australia？
If the ming emperor didn’t call back the fleet，they would have been the dominant of the Pacific
Phoenicians had the ist colonial EMPIRE bro
Imagine if Zheng He said，”this ocean（Pacific）is vast.I want to see whats on the other side.”
Zheng he is the biggest admiral in the history of the world
Chinese always friendly with anybody in this worldDnot like European countries they always destroy others.
Maybe China wants to build the treasure fleet again？
This game is made by Tencent，a company which is basically part of the communist regime in China.So it’s probably part a f their propaganda campaign.
They’re talking very favorably of China，even allowing themselves to be historically inaccurate.The size of these ships，for instance，is heavily debated，but there is no mention of that in the video.
One moronic emperor ended the treasure fleet.Because he lacked the vision.
See，isolationism doesn’t work.
I first learnt about Admiral Zheng He from Age of Empires 3
love the topic.chinese history is complex！I knew of Zhang he but not the vastness of his fleet
There is no way I could be loyal and fight for a guy that forcibly castrated me
I think”China’s Belt and Road Initiative”should be the one，who sponsored this video
Fun fact，in the state of Malacca in Malaysia，they have the only Chinese influence design in traditional mosque.Same as the design at the tip of the roof of a common traditional Chinese building.
Europe：These treasure ships of our are making us richChina：These treasure ships of our are bleeding us dry
So once again，politics and chauvinism ruin the future of a nation.
FACT：One Ming ship crashed on an Island on the swahili coast.
The Chinese stayed there and intermarried with the locals.
To this day，people on the island look half black half asian.
In his seventh voyage he finally made it to Mecca and performed pilgrimage as a Muslim.He died on his way back.
Had the Yongle emperor continued to live，the Chinese would’ve travelled all the way to Europe.
16：55 why did you mark Korea as Chinese territory？They were mostly independent
Don’t you hate it when China burns its own history over and over again？
If this is true
Why didn’t China discover Australia，which way closer to China than Europeans By discover I mean outsiders not natives who lived there for thousands of year
I don’t understand why the Chinese saw no merit in the long term benefits of establishing trade lixs and tributaries as f ar as Africa
Some documents show that both Zheng He and his father have accomplished Haj，the pilgrimage to Mecca.An almost impossible deed to Chinese at that time due to distance and laws@lulation.But there was also evidence pointing out that Zheng’s visit on Mecca was abuse of official power to his owi means.Well，the historians still have this debate as we speak，whill e this trip to Mecca was officially pointed or just for his（and some of his crews’）purpose.
One theory suggests that the purpose of Zheng He’s voyages was to chase down the Yong Le emperor’s nephew，the former emp eror，who went missing after being defeated.
Naval historians think that the largest treasure ships were more likely around-85m long maximum.This is due to how woc den ships begin to warp drastically when on the open sea when their length is 75m or greater，They were probably still the largest ships of their time.
-“Ok listen folks，we have this really big treasure fleet，what should we do？”
“Let’s get rid of it
Ming’s so rich they build one of the largest ships and fleet of the discovery era just to bring home souvenirs instead o f colonizing.
I would like to see them colonize all of south east asia，west africa and america…oh wait they already did in Eu4
we Indonesians will never forget…i am forever hopeful that our relations will be as amicable as in the past
We Indonesian still respect chengho till this day..You can find a mosque with Chinese architecture influence with his n ame or statue of chengho
But I respect her because she has not become like the Western Europeans，conquerors，murderers，destroyers of nations and faith，…
I think this fleet is vastly exagerated，we all know how people like to exagerate their exploits，and how susceptible are to see more than what its there when they never seen something as big
sri lanka is once again a modern vassal to china
Indonesian called him cheng ho，he’s respected among indonesian muslim and we have a lot of mosque called cheng ho mosqu
It just wasnt economically viable given the mongol invasions from the north
proves how at least China has decent morals and doesn’t go around enslaving people，like the europeans
What happens when China rules the ocean？
Exchange tea and silk for lions and giraffes
Why was it custom to castrate conquered males after an occupation of a nation or province？I’m unsure on how castration o rno castration would be a problem to the Emperor？
Those who attempt to erase history are damned
china never’dominated’the oceans-chinese only send a hanful of mega boats in a hasardous fashion around the indic oce an during a short period of tvime during the 1sth century
Sorry to say，but China never ruled the seas.Not a single year of the last 4.5 billions.
It’s a problem for the treasure fleet that they only show strength and influence rather than trade and profit.It’s a mat ter of mercantilism，Ming didn’t have that.When there’s no more people in court who want to spend all that money，the fle et is gone.
Song dynasty were pretty likely to get mercantilism.They developed lots of naval trade routes，but they never build a la rge navy，they were demolished by the Mongols after all.
Ge Just think if the the Emperor after Yongle didn’t decide to destroy the treasure fleets and continued to have the navy d ominate the South Asian seas and around India，The Europeans would have never gained a foothold into South and East Asia.
According to a documentary I glanced at once，the fleet had dedicated watertankers that held freshwater in their compartn ents，horse-stable ships as well as some produce grown on the ship itself
Very interesting！As a Portuguese it’s impressive to see these exploits
Fun fact：Zheng He expedition is funded by the remains of Yuan treasury，as the mongols doesnt have to maintain the gre at wall and the border defense，they could save a lot in their coffers.
The Ming isolationist policy was called’Haijin”or Sea ban.This created a power vacuum in the region and rendered the s outh China sea to be infested by a sudden spike of pirates due to the absence of imperial Chinese presence.Chinese sailor swho were left jobless after this ban resorted to piracy alongside the Japanese pirates，most commonly known as the Wokou Together the Wokou started raiding the coast of China but were ultimately defeated by general Qi Jiguang in 1565.
China goes to foreign lands with gigantic fleets of gifts.Ruropeans come with guns.
If the fleet continued，the present would probably be quite different globally.
Just imagine if Ming actually continued to do these voyages for centuries.Eventually they would have come into contact w a ith European colonial powers.If Chinese and Europeans exchanged technologies in the late 1sth century our world would loo ka lot different today and it wouldn’t be hard to imagine that parts of Northern America would have been Chinese colonie The South China sea definitely would have been.
Zheng he ancestry is of Persian origin who settled in Yuan/Ming for centuries，He long to discover his ancestry roots in the Middle East.
His father is a mongol official who supported the yuan dynasty.They are not based in Yunnan but assigned to Yunnan by th eYuan court As the mongol control city fell，so was the mongol official/supporters/remnants.By the feudal standard of that period，t hey suppose to be gather and publicly executed（to prevent another rebellion who still loval to the Yuan）but for whatever reason，they are spare of their life，possibly in exchange for soldiering for the Ming or become eunuch serving the Ming.
i know the need of titles for relevance reasons，but China didn’t and ever dominated the oceans
Attempt to build artificial island and control south China sea trade is an act of tyranny.
Subiugation of neighbouring kingdoms and violent overthrow of rulers is a great maritime achievement.
Around that time Eumuchs were trusted generals.A hundred years before zheng he，there was another great eunuch general w ho conquered most of India-mallik kafoor.
the Ming dynasty shifted the sillk road to the sea route，because the old route on the mainland，central Asia was ruled by the Mongols，thus bankrupting its enemies.that is why the emperor was so enthusiastic in funding shipping，clearing pir1e ates，exploring and establishing trading posts in Asia.this also resulted in the fall of the Bvzantines，because the rou te shifted to the Egyptian Red Sea.
Today，China’s new silk road projects aim to recapture the glorious days of Zheng He’s voyage by forming a network of tra de routes along the sea road
Actually there were practical reasons why the Ming Treasure Fleet was disbanded For one thing while it brought in wealth and commerce from overseas，this fleet was very expensive to maintain.Some argued that the upkeep for the ships and crewcosted more than what revenues it brought with it，while at the same time trade through the Silk Road and Grand Canal wasnot only cheaper but more profitable.Furthermore the around this time the Mongols were raiding into Ming territory en ma ss which forced the imperial government to focus its resources more on building the Great Wall than funding overseas adven tures.
Is Zheng He reached America before Columbus？
Zheng He discovered America，as old Chinese world maps show the new continents after Zheng He’s fleets traveled there.The European traded with China and learnt of the existence of the new continents and hence spawned the mission for magellan and later，columbus
These ships were Massive and technologically Amazing！Incredible how they could create vessels of that size and sophistic ation at that time，archeologists even excavated a rudder shaft that would correspond to a ship ~600 ft long
Massive expedition by the Chinese of that era.I’m surprised that some tried to attack this fleet.
That would’ve been so cool.Eastern fleets and Western fleets vying for wealth and colonial power.It is sad to know Chin a gave up such influence.However this does point out how，Western society is not alone in attempts to explore colonize
They also carried prostitutes to influence foreign ambassadors.They also carried foreign embassies back to China
lucky that they give up the oceans domination，otherwise the world will be full of disaster
There is a theory that Zheng He reached Australia and the Americas during his”lost voyages”the records.Their is archae ological evidence for his discovery of Australia that mainstream historians even acknowledge it.
A great video on this underappreciated period in global history.If the Treasure Fleets had gone on a few more years，the y would have certainly encountered the Portuguese，who were groping their way down the west coast of Africa from the beginning of the 15thC.One can only imagine the scale of the shock to those European sailors，proud of the recent advances they had made in ship-building and nautical knowledge，seeing the advanced engineering and the sheer scale of Chinese superio rity.A little deflection in the timeline，and one could easily have seen a fleet of Chinese ships in Lisbon and Europe’s
“Age of Discovery”would’ve looked very different indeed.
imagine what if scandinavians went on colonizing america from the east，and the chinese from the west so they encounter e ach other
America will never accept that a Muslim Chinese Admiral was the first to discover America.
China rule the wave：nobody got invaded British rule the wave：Half planet got colonized
When China ruled the seas：”let’s make foreign countries like us by sending gifts.”
When Europe ruled the seas：”let’s make foreign countries like us by replacing their citizens with ours.”
I’m so glad that Zheng He has been getting more and more recognition for what he and his crew accomplished in recent year s.I think it’s completely unfair to claim his voyages are insignificant because they didn’t lead to the”discovery”of new lands before the Ming shut the voyages down，because this man was the true pioneer of the Age of Exploration.He was first to set sail during that era，and he established a sea network of contacts around an entire ocean unmatched at that time
The Reason why China did not conquer the world.As all lot of people in the comment say.It mainly beca use there were ver ylimited benefits in the sea trade for China.
While you may point to the spices，tea，rubber and gem.But these didnt fund the expansion of the empire.And the averae citizens didnt gain from this vast expenses.In fact after the emperor death.The Ennuchs burn vast records of these tr avels as frankly it an cover to the vast expense and very little gain.
No invasion，no conquering of land，no slaughtering，no enslaving and no mass raping of locals.That’s the kind of expedi tion any CIVILIZED nation should have held.
Great video.China once had the opportunity to rule the world，but they chose to trade with the locals peacefully and br ng back envoys so that their nations could better understand each other.Funny how the West which has almost literally bro ught every native population they have had contact with to heel now fears China
that was difference between uncivilised westerner and civilised ppl around planet，westerner born in europe always need to loot and plunder as their land donot produce enough to support huge population，trade is synonymous to loot and plunder to westerner as they have nothing to trade with rest of world in fair world，there is nothing which europe produces whic h india and china cant.this truth stayed for last 5000 year
This proves the weakness of a centrally led top-down controlled economy.The treasure fleets，although impressive，ended up being insignificant.No long standing trading relationships were established.Little cultural exchange happened Meanwhile，the constant trading by Muslim merchants spread Islam and its trading culture throughout the region The European”Age of Discovery”expansion was interesting，As I see it，it was both government and private interest led.
The usage of private money to finance missions caused the creation of the first corporations and insurance companies，and thus started the creation of our modern world.
Zhu yuanzhang（first ming ruler）was a self made emperor as a young boy he was just a poor peasant to become the Son of He aven Incredible！
And fleet and ships were very big，too much even for China that was in waragainst Mongols，building the Wall and Beijing
.And the kingdoms of the Age of Discovery were little in size and demography.Morocco and France closed Spain in North an d South while Ottomans closed the eastern mediterranean sea，Portugal，Netherlands and England were even smaller of Spanis h Crown.Sea voyages were the only way for these countries
Chinese Columbus is fake.Instead it took Marco Polo to open up the silk road to the rest of humanity.Also，if you had s uch a massive fleet why not conquer or establish colony？
Actually Zheng He were also responsible for the spread of Islam in Southeast Asia.So later European Colonial power had hard time to convert it to christianity expect philipines
The issue with China is that they were for along time so big and so indisputably the center of the world，or the Middle Kingdom as they put it，that they invariably grew complacent and isolationist because nothing could rival them.By the time Europeans started showing up a lot and rude awakenings like the Opium Wars happened they were already heavily on the bac kfoot and it took them 200 vears to sort themselves out and to bounce back.The so called Two Centuries of Humiliation.w hich is why the Chinese are still somewhat angry at the West
The world should Welcome the back of China，at least it shows as a country which truly love peace.