In the thirty-first year of the Hongwu era, the founder of the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang, passed away. Zhu Yunwen, the grandson of the emperor with soul from future ascended the throne and became the Emperor.
“Now that I have become the Emperor of the Great Ming, well… Zhu Di, I’m sorry, but you can only be a capable minister in this prosperous era!”
“Let’s establish an imperial cabinet, establish military academies, establish a state-owned bank, develop commercial taxes, and promote nine-year compulsory education…”
“Send Zheng He to explore South America and bring back some potatoes…”
“And let’s encourage various small inventions… like… firearms and cannons?!”
“Hmm… wait a minute… without realizing it, has the Great Ming become so powerful already?”