SS QUIZ
Updated: 5/23/2020
SS QUIZ
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  • The Mission
  • Zheng He started his voyages in the year of 1405 in its purpose of trading with other countries.
  • What is my mission?
  • Emperor Zhu Di of Ming Dynasty
  • Zheng He
  • For peace, for friendship!
  • The Technology
  • Zheng He's ship was five times larger than Columbus's ship. Within his voyages, he used magnetic compass to determine his whereabouts and slow burning incense sticks measured distance and time! His ship was also built in water-tight compartment that even part of the ship leaks, it won't affect the hull!
  • Zheng He's ship
  • Columbus's ship
  • The Trouble
  • Ceylon
  • Upon Zheng He's third voyage, he found trouble in Ceylon. The usurper king Alaksevara of the Kotte Kingdom refused to trade with him and drove him away because they suspected the foreign fleet was just trying to steal their sacred relic- "The Tooth of Buddha"
  • Alakesvara
  • We are here to trade.
  • Go mind your own business and get out of here now!
  • Zheng He
  • Zheng He's ship
  • The Return
  • Zheng He returned back with vengeance in his mind then a small war followed.
  • Zheng He
  • Alakesvara
  • The Capture
  • Zheng He's ship
  • Zheng He won the war with his 2000 men and successfully captured the King Alakesvara back to Nanjing, China.
  • You will have to go back with us. The emperor will decide your fate.
  • Alakesvara, you are released but Parakramabahu VI will be the new king of the Kotte Kingdom
  • The New King
  • Through recommendation from Kotte's ambassadors, Parakramubahu VI became the new ruler of the kingdom and Zheng He, once again started his new voyages to expand trading and friendships.
  • Zheng He
  • Thank you emperor!
  • This wasn't my intention but you shouldn't have showed disobedience to Ming.
  • Shut up! who do you think you are?
  • How did I lose! This is impossible!
  • Alakesvara
  • Thank you emperor!
  • Parakramabahu VI
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