african soldiers, colonization, dutch, taiwan, war, zheng chenggong

How African Soldiers Helped to Save Taiwan

Zheng Chenggong is known as one of China’s national heroes for his retaking of Taiwan from the Dutch in 1662. What is not so well known is that he employed numerous foreign legions alongside his own troops, and from their number, he appointed African soldiers as his personal bodyguards. Between the end of the Ming ...

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