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>>6739025My question is this /tg/, how would European empires react to finding Chinese settlements across the western coast of America and across the pacific?
Well, europeans only started treating everyone else like shit in the age of enlightenment, so...
look at Marco Polo, giant weeaboo going on about how awesum and superior Cathay was. If China was really just as awesome as his stories, and even more, then the view on China would be a positive one.
>>What kind of tech would the Chinese be using? (other than their fucking huge ships, pic related)
cannons, bombs, brigandine and star scale armor. crossbows and bows are still the mainstay.
they also had interesting combined arms units
ex: two sword+shieldmen, two entangling polearm users, two spear users, one unit leader made up a "mandarin duck squad" (nickname as they are to be inseperable, like mandarin ducks are said to be)
The shieldmen defend, the polearm users use multipronged polearms to catch and entangle enemies and control their movement, the spearmen strike, the leader leads and directs. Full D&D party dynamics was part of the ming military.