I think this was a smart idea, because after the 7 voyages they need time to take a break from the world. This was also good because they could of used that time to create more ships and prepare for another voyage.
I agree with you Maddie. During this time they would be able to create more for there empire, without outsiders spreading the rumors.
I mean that is a good idea, but while they are using the old things that was pretty outdated ,new better things were being made. So in my opinion it was a bad idea.
Abby, could you tell me more about what they would create for the empire. Are you talking about like expanding the empire, or like weapons and motorized warfare vehicles?
I agree with you Maddie. During this time they could have used it to prepare for another voyage.
I disagree with you Maddie because the reason the China is so different from the rest of the world is, yes i know with the Himalayas but since they cut themselves off from the rest of the world, they do a lot of things different than us.
I agree with you Maddie. They can gather more resources to build boats for more voyages and make their boats stronger than other empire's boats.
I believe that this was a great idea for the Ming Dynasty. If they were to try and conquer more land (even though there would be no need) they might lose the fight, and they wouldn't be able to send more people out, because they were weak on men. The ships took many men, including soldiers.
I agree with maddie, i agree because they would need time to make new stuff, such as ships. Also they needed a break
I think that when the Ming dynasty cut itself from the rest of the world was a bad idea. Why?While new technology was being created like guns and canons, the Ming were still using swords, bow and arrows and stuff like that. So, when someone came with the new tech to Japan... they were pretty much defeated. So, I think that was a pretty bad idea. Really bad
I agree. If they had kept the connection opened then they would've known about this new technology. They would've been prepared to face the enemies that had this new technology.
I agree Julia, they didn't focus on arsenal when others had better prepared. This being, they really couldn't do anything with samurai when bullets are launched as well as arrows, so the long range beats short. This being what basically leads to defeat.
I think it was a bad idea for china to cut itself off from the world. New ideas couldn't spread to them. If there is something that they should've adapted to make their empire better they wouldn't have known.
I think this was a horrible idea do to the fact that none new ideas spread throughout the land. Important ideas from the outsiders of Japan could have helped them evolve much more then they currently are. Unfortunately this never happened.
I agree with you Josh it was a terrible idea. No new ideas spread from Japan or came from outside of Japan.
it was smart because it cut them off from other people so not much war happened.also disease didn't spread.this meant the population didn't decrease
I think that it was a good idea for the China to separate itself from the rest of the world. They could build their own culture that way, and they did. Also, they all came together as a country, so that was good for China too. All in all, I think that it was a good choice to separate from the world.
I agree Tiffany if they didn't cut themselves off they wouldn't have come up with new inventions or lifestyles. They would have copied off of other places. We wouldn't have a TON of inventions today if they hadn't cut them selves off from the rest of the world.
I think that it was good and bad. It was good because China needed time to settle down and build new items. It was a bad idea because China no longer knew what other areas were doing, or capable of doing.
I agree with Kyle. In my reply I didn't put that it was bad, but now that I read your response I agree with the bad part of it that you stated.
I agree with Kyle.why?Well I though it was a good idea.Now that I see why it would be a bad idea know I can see both ways.
I agree because it is like not paying attention in class. You have no idea what the rest of the class is doing but you can do homework or doodle. You will be out gunned by your classmates in a test because you had no clue what had happened.
I think it was somewhat of a good idea. Why you may ask? Well because after conquering all this land they might not win the next fight. This could have also had made time for making new things.
I think it was a good idea.Why?Well I will tell you because they could take a break and get ready for the next long trip for the world.
No I don´t think they should have cut themselves off from the rest of the world. This didn´t let them spread their culture or get to see other cultures and traditions. Also it would be almost mysterious to have people give you gifts and then then they disappeared.
i agree with maddie because this gave them a break.Also more stuff will made without distraction from neighboring countries.
I think that they should not off cut themselves off because no new inventions were made. Also other inventions outside of Japan did not make it to Japan to produce.
I agree that they shouldn't cut themselves off from the world. People could not trade with Japan when they isolate themselves because other new invention are being traded outside of Japan.
I think it was an acceptable choice. The Ming army could worry about their own area, instead of worrying about others destroying them. Also, they could make more arrows for their next war.
I think it wasn't the best idea for the Ming Dynasty to themselves off after Zheng He's 7 voyages. If they didn't close off from the outside world due to the fact of trade. Trade could've helped spread Chinese cultural advancements. They would've been a large trade center due to the discovery of gunpowder, although by accident, this discovery could've helped the Ming Dynasty dominate lands and could've gained ally countries. Though since they cut themselves out from the world, it didn't happen that way. This in all due action could've made China, with an alliance, practically unstoppable. The voyages Zheng He took board and could've spread trade a descent amount. Then his return closed China from the world which, by all means, could've been a mistake. If they stood open to the world, then alliances would definitely have made their way towards an opportunity. Though they did close, the fall they succumbed could've been in the far future. China could've used an alliance to help make the feudal system better even, but history already happened so China cannot take back this possible mistake.
I think is wasn't a good idea for Ming China to cut themselves off from the rest of the world after the 7 voyages.Why? well when the Ming China did cut themselves off from the rest of the world new things came about and they didn't even know about these creations and not only that they got killed by those new inventions.Also,I just think it is a bad idea Because when you cut your self off like that its just you actually don't know whats going to happen next.
I think cutting them off from the rest of the world is a bad thing, because new ideas and invention are happening while Ming dynasty do not know what is going on in the world while they isolate them self. I think they need to think what will happen if they isolate them self when invention like gunpowder, cannon, or other stuff. I think isolated them self is a really bad thing in their time.
I think it was not a good idea because they couldn't really bring in any advancements or inventions into society. They also could built many things, but than again how would they get all the materials would they go out?!!
I agree because the Ming dynasty was kind of left out from the world so they were watching behind in advancements. And just like with the Mongols bye being isolated other civilizations were courious.
Jaden, I agree but also disagree. I understand that they could not bring any advancements, but what if they brought in their rule. As I said in my comment, if China had brought in their rule, we might have an emperor
I don't think it was a good idea to go into isolation. I think this because they didn't get very many new inventions and they can't make allies to get important goods. Also I am sure there were many people who caused a problem by trying to get out or in.
No, and at the same time yes. I say no because if China had let themselves be seen, perhaps we may have adapted some of China's culture. Exept, adapting China's culture is also why I say no. Now, if we had adapted China's culture, who's to say we did not develop a type of rule, an empire. Would we still be a free country with a president, or would we still be overruled, perhaps by an emperor.
I think it was a good idea to cut yourself from the world. By being cut off from the world disease from the outside won't cause an epidemic inside of your empire. Also you can build your army and your defences up without any other empire noticing.
It was probably better that they cut themselves off because it gave them a chance to come up with their own inventions. It's like cheating on a test (not that you should cheat) once you see the answer someone else got, you are not gonna put what you originally thought.
I agree with you Alaina. The people could create their own inventions and later share them with others.
I think that cutting them selves off from the rest of the world was a good thing. Then the Chinese people could have their own culture and now they do. They could also later share their inventions after a long time of being seperate from the rest of the people.
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