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Old March 23rd, 2017, 04:53 PM   #1
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Tang China vs. Danish Vikings (hypothetical naval)

We know that Tang China had a naval battle in alliance with Silla against the Japan-Pakche alliance in 660; it follows then that China must have a navy in order to fight this war. Danish Vikings are also roughly in the same period. If the battle should take place in the Sea of Japan, which side would have the upper hand? What if the alliance is Tang-Japan vs. Silla-Vikings? Or Tang vs. Japan-Silla-Vikings?
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Norse never really fought at sea. and when they did they lost, such as Bjorn Ironside vs. the Caliphate when they used Greek fire.

With better armour, and simply more ships, the Chinese here would win. Norse ships were more like personnel carriers, and not designed to fight at sea, like modern naval ships or early modern, or Roman/Greek ships were.
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