Daily Archive: March 10, 2017

Mar 10

The Chinese Super-Fleet: a World That Might Have Been

Phil and Stephen imagine a what-if world in which 15th-century China did not abandon its naval dominance. 500 years ago, China destroyed its world-dominating navy because its political elite was afraid of free trade In the 1400s, China owned the greatest seagoing fleet in the world, up to 3,500 ships at its peak. (The U.S. …

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