Why Did Zheng He Voyages

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One term that I found in Chapter 12 was predominate. Predominate means to be the strongest or the main element. Zheng He started his voyages in 1405. His voyagers were more advanced compared to Christopher Columbus. He had more than 300 ships while Christopher Columbus only had 3. Zheng He’s crew consisted of 27,000 and Columbus had 90. Zheng He wanted to establish Chinese prestige. Columbus wanted to gain markets and create colonies. Zheng He’s voyages stopped because the Mongols were reforming and threatening China. Also Yongle, the leader, died. I think Zheng He could have reached America first because he set out for Columbus did and had more ships and people. The changes we would have would mainly be the way we speak, culture, and religion.
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