When the Ming rulers came into power they started off making very strict rules. Some of the rules were very harsh but were necesarry for great power.The rulers would not let any outsiders into the empire territory
The Yongle Emperor of the Ming Dynasty had called for many campaigns over the eastern mongols. The campaigns were generally successful but like any war, there was mass destruction on both ends. The agricultural area got destroyed the most.
The empire went through some really long and brutal wars the destroyed a lot of the agricultural farms. The mongols nearly erased most of the farms in the empire. After the war the Ming restored all agricultural lands.
After all of the damage from the war was restored the empire soon became stronger. Emperor Yongle began to prosper and invest his wealth into the empire. At no time the dynasty was bigger and stronger than they had ever been