Chase Chapter 2

Chase Chapter 2 - Chase Chapter 2 Chinas Major political...

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Chase Chapter 2 Chinas Major political and cultural centers in the north South China was most populated and richest cities Rice Agriculture in South (Monsoon Winds blow water) North cultivates Wheat Mongolians raise livestock land not good for farming Invention of Firearms Gunpowder Gunpowder weapons made to protect from nomads The Rise of the Ming Dynasty Decisive battle fought on Lake Boyang 136 Used cannons, fire ships The Ming Military Military families exempt from taxes farmed state owned land Military colonies created along the frontier (land for agriculture) Specialized training Ranks in brigade were hereditary Commander’s power was checked by Eunuchs (personal agent of emperor) Got Mongols to fight for them to make up for weakness in cavalry Mongols were hired soldiers Mongols were the ultimate horse archers Ming had upper hand in production of equipment
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Eunuchs had all their equipment produced by gov. Outside the capital sometimes they produced their own weapons Horses very important Traded Tea to get horses (tea-horse trade) Gov. Breeding Program and Private Breeding
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