HFM 059 | Explorers that Pushed the Boundaries of the Known World, Part 2: Admiral Ming Zheng He, China’s Master of the Seas (1371-1433)

March 3, 2014

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What would have happened if China discovered America before Europe? More importantly, what would have happened if it colonized America? We can’t know, but what we do know is that China discovered much of the world at the high of its naval power 600 years, a full century before Europe.

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Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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