JPinoy wrote:Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that they didn't commit genocide.
JPinoy wrote:(because)..... if you see several thousand armored soldiers marching off the 500 ft long 9-masted "super junks" docked along the bay and look at your kingdom's outclassed and dwarfed caravels, xebecs, bugis, and other ships/boats you'd better pay up.
Even a country today with their patrol boats and cutters will play nice to the visitors whose Nimitz class carrier shows up in their harbors.
If you mean swashbuckling as in going around conquering people.... thats not what China's sea voyages were for.
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