During my reign, what is now known as the Ming Dynasty, China was at it's peak naval presence. We ruled the seas with great explorers like my main man, Zheng He.
That Zheng He, I hear he's an Eunuch!
Among the ships Zheng He commanded were warships, equine ships, supply ships and water tankers
AHAHAH! Alas I set sail on my seventh voyage! 300 ships at my disposal, at least 800 people on each one, I am truly THE master of the seas!
Zheng He didn't always live the life of adventurous explorers. In his early years he was a servant, yet he managed to rise the ranks to become an esteemed admiral
He was also in Africa, as he brought back giraffes and lions to China. Many suspect he even made it to the America's Waaaay before Columbus due to the discovery of Asian maps and items there. There were also similarities found in language that hint towards Chinese presence there.
In my travels I have reached a great many places. Philippines, Vietnam, India, you name it!
Awesome! Here take this kite and some Chinese women for your ruler.
Do you submit to the son of heaven?
um your kind of forcing me, but sure?
Yeah, with our advanced technology we're a greater force than any other country. They don't even have compasses or paper, not to mention, our weapons are far superior. We've got gunpowder, canons, machines guns..
Though my travels are grand, I am disappointed. Chinese technology far surpasses any other country.