Ming Empire of China

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Foundation: 1447-date (T91-date)
Capital: Wuhan in Hupei
Religion: Buddhist

By Rob Pierce, updated by Martin Helsdon

Description

The Chinese Empire, ruled by various dynasties, the latest being the Qing.

Warning! This is not the historical Ming Empire. See [1] for information on Ming China.

The History:

  • (unknown prior to T91)
  • The Repopulation of Indo-China
    • T91 the Chinese Empire "treaded softly in the bullrushes, lest they wake the dragon" (the much bigger Mongol Empire to their north). Over the next four turns, Korat, DaiViet, Mison, Champa, Shan, PhanRang, Khemer, Laos, and Priekuk were colonized.
    • T96 a Mongol infiltration was stymied. Thanglong, Annam was built on T97.
    • T98 "The Chinese were eerily silent".
    • T99 "The Chinese outdid the Taira in being quiet and inoffensive".
    • T100 China chastises the Mongols for running fleets along the coastline the previous turn. The arrival of the (long awaited) Ethiopian fleet (the reason for the patrols) delivered a number of large items into Mongol hands. [The large items were the first working examples of ARTILLERY east of the Mediterranean!!!].
    • T101 Macao grows by a point to 4; discussions with the Mongols on the "fleet" question continue.
    • T102 China joins the Mongol-Maori sponsored Asian Defense Alliance in presumed opposition to Azteca, then embroiled in a major war with Sweden. Other invitees included the Taira, Rajput India, and the Holy Islamic Republic.
    • Hmm, T103 - fax missing.
    • T104, the Chinese built cities and "Mongol style" highways. Grain reserves barely staved off a widespread revolt over grain shortages (thanks to the new cities). The navy was off on maneuvers with the Maori.
    • T105, more cities, more highways. The Mongols nearly DF, but the Empress proved to be quite adept at palace politics, marrying off her newborn daughter (aaagh!) to the (effectively) Emperor designee.
  • The Mongol Civil War
    • T106, KA-bLOOey! Plans to re-distribute power to two representative "Halls" in the Mongol Empire touched off a flurry of assasination attempts against the Mongol emperor designee, which all failed. Unfortunately, the Emperor's horse got spooked, the Emperor fell, and his head hit the paving stones like a ripe melon. The various political factions (Blue Jade, Red Jade, Tsung, Taiping) and two individual leaders (6th Legion and the Mongol fleet) went to duking it out for control of the empire. The Kingdom of Hainan (the ex-Mongol fleet) invaded and captured Chinese Canton and obliterated the Chinese navy when it tried to respond to the invasion.
    • T107, two Chinese armies were defeated by the Hainan at Canton, but the Hainan fleet was sunk by the combined navies of the Ming and the Taira.
    • T108, the Chinese (for the first time listed as "Ming China") made another attempt at recovering Canton only to find the Hainan had fled north, sacking cities along the way. The marauders were brought under heel between two Ming armies that massacred the Hainan to a man.
    • T109, recovered Chekiang and Chienchung. A DF in India results in the Kingdom of Mon in southeast Asia.
    • T110, a Ming army faced off indecisively (though painfully) with a big Taiping army in Wuling. An attack against the Mon failed, and drove the Mon into an alliance with India (which had bigger problems in central India).
    • T111, captured Wuling and Tungtao (the Taiping were off getting pulverized by the Maori). An incursion into Yunnan failed.
    • T112, the Tsung Chinese allied with the Hsing (formerly Kuannei, formerly the Mongol 6th Legion), and the Yunnan went friendly to them. Ming armies converged on Szechuan (capturing Yunnan) and trapped a Hsing army in the city of Fowling. Two other Hsing armies were skirmishing with the Maori.
    • T113, Chiennan was occupied as were the cities of Fowling and Hojan. The Hsing were left to flee into the mountains of Sichuan. The Golden Horde arises in the central Asian steppe.
  • The Golden Horde
    • T114, Sichuan and Shannan were wrested from the Hsing only to have the Ming hosts enter Lungyu and come face to face with the far far larger hosts of the Golden Horde. Some Ming contingents defected to the Horde, but the rest were slaughtered.
    • T115, Troops dug in inside the city walls of Angkang in Shannan, while the emperor and another army set up defenses at Changchou on the coastline. The Hsing paid great tribute to the Golden Horde and were permitted to live. The regions (and canals) of Chingchi, Tuchi, Hsainchou, Shannan, and Tungtao were ravaged.
    • T116, Angkang fell to the Golden Horde seige, though the survivors were permitted to flee to Sichuan. The Golden Horde, swung north, pulverized the amassed armies of the Mongol Empire, and moved east to beseige the Mongol capital of Beijing.
    • T117, the massed Ming armies intercepted and crushed a much smaller Hsing army in Hukwang. The Golden Horde captured Sichuan and the city of Chuning. They also opted to not attempt the walls of Beijing and captured the entire Chaosen (Korean) peninsula instead.
    • (unknown after to T117, other than both the Ming and the Mongols survive and the Golden Horde is history.)

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The Ming Dynasty (1657-1757)
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The Qing Dynasty (1757-date)
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The Emperors

Qing Dynasty

  • Qianglong Yu-shen 1757-date

Ming Dynasty

  • Ming-Ta Nimma 1751-1757
  • Hongzhi Ying-Kwon 1739-1751
  • Ming-Ta Ying-Jujen 1696-????
  • Ming-Ta Ying-Tuan 1657-1696

Payteng Dynasty

  • (unknown) 1541-1657
  • Mitai usaku-Payteng 1520-1541
  • Zuiken usaku-Payteng 1514-1520
  • Hotin usaku-Payteng 1447-1514

Players

  • T99-date (1479-date) Rusty Wallace
  • T98 (1475-1478) (unknown; no ISI list)
  • T97 (1471-1474) (open)
  • T91-T96 (1447-1470) Thom Ryng

Last updated: 14 March 2005

© 2003 Robert Pierce

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