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HIS Case Study 5 - nations in the early 1400’s and 19...

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Joshua Huver 4 February, 2008 T. Campbell HIS 1120 Case Study 5 1. I’m not sure what constitutes a large or a small maritime fleet in the early 1400’s, but my guess is that the 1,180 ships of various sizes that belonged to the Ming dynasty’s own fleet was considered a very large fleet. The fleet was large and for being so large they were very well organized. Cheng Ho had specific measurements and guidelines for how many of each type of boat he wanted and all expeditions that he oversaw were great successes. China definitely established itself as a worldly presence among other great
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Unformatted text preview: nations in the early 1400’s, and 19 different states began to admire and respect the Chinese. 2. The Ming emperor’s bans on maritime exploration say a lot of things about the Chinese that still hold true today. The Chinese people are a very self sufficient people and like to be that way. They don’t rely on anyone and they like doing things themselves. They don’t believe in foreign influences, because it might corrupt their ideas and ruin their country....
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