Early Yang Dynasty
In 753, Emperor Zhanghai decided to become a world power. Under him, the discovery of gunpowder made Chinese guns, flamethrowers, cannons, bombs, and firework bombers. With that, Zhanghai Yangshang started a new dynasty, the Yang dynasty. Also, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Taoism became the main religions of China. He banned hunting (except seafood) animals because he believed they were the messengers of the spirits, which other emperors also carried that as well. The new dynasty was the longest of all, ever from 753-1805.
Yang Emperors of Conquest
Five emperors had started to expand their empire, but also very famous.
He was the first emperor of the Yang Dynasty and started to seize territory. Under him, arts and cultures flourished. Paintings became more liflike, beautiful, and lavish. Mosaic methods had been influenced by them. Zhanghai seized Russia, Central Asia, and Mongolia. He blended Muslim, Russian, Asian, Ancient cultures, and Byzantine cultures in the empire to strength it. (753- 792)
Under him, he had built Beijing, which became capital. He blended 55 cultures in the empire. Chan'an also encouraged learning and education. Beijing is the most enormous, magnificent, splendid, wealthiest, fortified, and the greatest city in the world. It had 40 million people. It is very huge because the city is stretched magically without going on the land, but did the Northern part of the Yellow sea bay. It had magnificent and splendid buildings of Ancient European, Muslim, Asian, Italian, and Spanish. The city has a bunch of 55 forums at the middle as with the Imperial Palace. It had huge harbors and series of canals. Beijing was a tropical paradise. It had a lot of palm trees, bamboo, and has a firefighter and police force to look after the city. And yes, as with every city, there were poor and rich. Everyone speaks Chinese, in the empire, but rarely, other Asian languages. Their culture is very advanced, and trading happens more there than anywhere else. With thick walls, fortified with watchtowers, gates, forts and super fire-shot trebuchets made land of sea invasions difficult. After the invasion of Central Asia, they adopted the way of many cultures. Gunpowder had been invented, using it for fireworks, guns, flamethrowers, cannons, bombs, and firework bombers, but also made a technique of the fire shot. It boasted a sewer system, and organized social service in hospitals, homes, and orphanages. Ships crowded the city's harbors, luxuries come from all over the world. people without jobs are given, such as sweeping the streets, and weeding public gardens. The city's streets are either narrow of wide, grand and board, straight or twisting. People, camels, mule trains, horses, elephants, soldiers, merchants, peasants, water sellers, sweetmeat sellers, porters, beggars, raged children, barefooted slaves, stray dogs and cats, pets, priests, nuns, bishops, archbishops, carriages, and litters all crowd the streets. Many luxuries items, like ivory, silks, fur, perfumes, rum, gold, furniture, Samian ware (ware adopted from the Romans), fabulous and wealthy jewelery, rich dining utensils, musical instruments, silverware, ornaments, decorating supplies, spices, precious and colored stones, and other luxuries items fled in Beijing's and its empire's markets. Everyone attended circuses, theaters, and amphitheaters. Slave trade was created for the rich people so their slaves will do their bidding. They were one of the many recreations that made the Chinese happy. All roads and trade routes lead to Beijing. Public works were always made, and it has expanded a lot as the population grew. Its ports are centers of warship building, seafood produce, and centers of trading. Canals were water streets where ships drove on, and many monuments are found. There were many arenas where battleships fought, and there were many buildings that could stand on the water. Ships guard and control the waters around the port. Irrigation ditches were built at the ports in swampy areas to deliver to farms to control the water level. The Chinese had made a filter to turn the water cleaner, and most of the water is delivered the fountains and waterfalls that flow to the canals at the port. The Chinese refer the ports as paradises. Beijing also produces everything in their economy list. The Field of Han Shang is a military area for soldiers to exercise and produces soldiers. Trade always flourished in the empire, There were many food supplies stockpiled in the city. To the Chinese, there was no special and precious cargo than grain. It was the main food supply for making bread, pasta, cereals, and crackers. Normally, Chinese are not available to hunt down animals, but how do they still had ivory? The story goes, one day some scientists found some ivory from the Carthaginians. The scientists had started to create their own ivory. Made from some chemicals, they later started to use an oven an started to heat and mold it. Finally, they created their own ivory. It spread around the world, then they started to produce their own ivory, although many nations still traded with them. In this city, what's so strange about is that many structures, and there were terraces over terraces, streets above streets, and then zigzag roads and huge flights of steps bordered (and are also found there) with orange and lemon trees, roof-gardens, balconies, deep archways, pillared colonnades, spires, battlements, minarets, and pinnacles. Many governments buildings house laws, records, and orders. a trillion temples and shrines are dotted in the city. The city was finished in 583 years, though the city still expanded for some years. The city was the center of all economy and produce, trade, religion. Chan'an also built a huge fort ring surrounded the city, packed with traps to kill and crush the enemy army. Chan'an organized a group called the Circle of Yang, a circle that holds military meetings on what to do in the base. The forts were even located in the city itself. Everyday, people could see soldiers as a magnificent sight. Generals and their army march across the city. Blacksmiths had done the work on improving the army and finding new technologies. Palace and city guards were given ordered by the Senate and the emperor. Under the empire, the eagle (borrowed from the Romans) stands for strength and courage, the dragon (whichever any) stands for bravery and honor, and the lion helps soldiers to be fierce. All of these help the soldiers do well in battle. Chan'an also claimed Western Southern Asia, Persia, Middle East, and the Nile Delta. (793-834)
Lu was an emperor who was originally a general and son of Chan'an. Under him, he expanded its territory. Lu claimed India, Bangladesh, Southern East Asia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands (except Hawaii). Lu also encouraged the strength and bravery of the army. Lu also made and found techniques of growing crops to feed everyone in China. The food supply was 30 times bigger than the population, and most could be given to the poor, as well as money. Lu also encouraged trade from the West. (834-889)
Yue Fei was an emperor that was the first Chinese samurai warrior. Under him, Yue invaded Japan and Korea. These were the same years while the emperors in Japan fought for the uniting. In the end, Korea and Japan absorbed to China. (889-937)
The first Japanese son to be adopted, in the age of 7. Under him, he adopted the Samurai and started to invade Europe. In 931, his armies captured Constantinople. It became a center of their religions. The idea of the monastery was accepted and the churches of Hagia and Santa Sophia, became Buddhist, Hindu, Taoism, and Confucianism temples. Domes were replaced with Chinese roofs after all. Later, Eastern Europe, the Balkan States, and Eastern Holy Roman Empire fell into Chinese hands. He was the last emperor of conquest. (937-1009)
Later, expansion stopped.
753-1009 Yang Dynasty Campaigns
In 754, Zhanghai invaded Mongolia, Russia (except the part next to Finland), Central Asia, and Siberia. This spelled the downfall of the Mongols, who never recovered. Tough Chinese armies seized Muslim territories in Central Asia. Zhanghai had also got rid of the Russians and made the people they conquered slaves.
By Zhanghai's death, his son, Chan'an, started to take over. Under him, he battled Muslim kingdoms, and later seized Baghdad, which ended the Abbasid Caliphate. Years later, the Nile Delta was later under Chinese control.
Lu Kunming was very warlike and loved wars and actions. Lu had invaded India, Southern Eastern Asia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands (except Hawaii) to his control.
Yue Fei was an strong warlike son of Lu. Under him, he invaded Korea and Japan. The idea of the samurai had spread, making it some of the new military units.
Invasions of Europe
Why not? Nagoyata Kyroto was the first Japanese emperor and the first emperor to invade Europe. in 931, his armies captured Constantinople, bringing the end to the Byzantine empire. Eastern Europe and the Balkan States were later altogether seized. Later, the Eastern Holy Roman Empire was seized. Nagoyata had started to end Orthodox Christianity and controlled the silk road, and merchants from all over Europe came to Venice, the mouth of the Silk Road, to trade with the wealthy Chinese. Venice, parts of France, Holy Roman Empire, and Switzerland were later conquered.
Western Europe and Scandinavia become Sea merchants
In 1059, Europe had started to build large trading and military fleets. The Chinese control all of the Silk Road, where the European merchants could cross to trade at markets. Silk, spices, gunpowder, slaves, and luxuries flowed in to Europe. China, on the other hand, focuses more on land transport, and foregoes a large blue-water navy for a green- and brown-water (close to shore) navy. As a major land power, and with long-distance sea trade still in its infancy, China does not yet realize the power that navies can be brought to bear. In fact, China encourages the English to act as traders between China, Asia, and Europe. Over the decades, these ships, as well as the distances that they travel, continue to grow. Srivijaya is also busy in its attempt to become a major power. One helpful situation is the fact that all sea traffic from India to China has to pass through the Strait of Gibraltar, and thus through Europe's waters. Taking great pains not to become a Chinese vassal state, it stayed on good terms with its larger brother to the north. By the mid-1100s,Europe are rich from trade, while China has maintained its dominance. Thus far, China had conquered and made Venice the gate to the Silk Road.
Renaissance in Europe/Wars/Discovery of the Americas and other Uncharted territory
After the Black Death, Magna Carta, and Hundred Year's War, the Renaissance began. Under it, Italian artists were interested on learning Roman and Greek culture. Soon, it began. It spread from Europe to Asia, giving a chance to rediscover science. Chinese scientists new that there were many possibilities in science. In 1358, Chinese scholars went to universities in Italy and France to make special discoveries in learning. In 1387, a Chinese math scientist named Hai Shong made an discovery of math, he found algebra, fractions, and all math. Shong was famous for this discovery. In 1400, Leo, an Italian scientist, discovered that the Earth goes around the sun and it is round, not flat. Leo also made science discoveries with the help of Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, and a Boniface. Empress Lei Zu of China, had created strong armor for the troops.
In 1465, the Spaniards wanted to control the seas and keep the Chinese out. However, the Chinese invented new kinds of ships, which were more powerful than European ships, but look ancient. In 1467, the Chinese and Spanish went to war. The Chinese had won the Battle of Lepanto, and yes, they fought in Lepanto, and carried the Spaniard settlers into slaves. Lepanto wanted to live, so in 1498, Emperor Hsung Nu will spare them, as long as they paid a ransom money, so he Spaniards paid a price of 938,470 gold. The English wanted the Holy Land to practice their religion, so Richard X of England laid siege to Jerusalem in 1503. The English formed a kingdom called Outremer, and declared war of the Chinese. Richard was later captured in battle and was forced to pay a huge ransom of money, 876 million!
In 1453, a sailor called Christopher Columbus sailed to the Americas for the Europeans to carve their empires there. In 1457, Columbus had found the Americas, Australia, and then Africa. in 1500, the Spanish, Portuguese, English, Dutch, and Germans carved territory in the New World, Africa, and Australia. When the British took Rgypt, they agreed to the Chinese that the Nile Delta will not be taken.
Downfall of the Yang Dynasty
These years after the North and South American colonies won their independence, a naval commander, named Mathew perry visited China and the both made an agreement to trade each other. Emperor Meiking had started to Westernized the empire. Eco-inventions were made, the army was improved, ships were modern, and finally, it became a strong, all-mighty empire. It was the most powerful industrial countries in the world.
Although the Chinese had Westernized, they allowed Chinese to immigrate to other countries, but did not allowed the West to immigrate to their country. A civil war began in 1800, and lasted 5 years. Finally, it was put down by Europeans and Americans and the last Yang emperor was overthrown. The dynasty was replaced with an modern republic. No more other dynasties took place Sun Yat-Sen was the first president of China.