(1368- 1644) in recognition of China's power, vassal states from Korea to Southeast Asia paid their Ming overlords regular tribute, which is a payment by one country to another to acknowledge its submission.
commanded the rebel army that drove the Mongols out of China in 1368
continued many of his father's policies, although he moved the royal court to Beijing
led all of the seven voyages. His expeditions were remarkable for their size.
The people of that region, invaded China and the Ming Dynasty collapsed
They would rule more than 260 years and expand China's border to include Taiwan, Chinese Central Asia, Mongolia, and Tibet
became emperor in 1661 and ruled for some 60 years