Comment: Chinese superior civilization through most of history

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Chinese superior civilization through most of history

Europe was mostly inhabited by barbarians for much of that time period and then graduated into the dark ages. Europe woke up with the Protestant reformation and the likes of Columbus and Cortez.They were hardly civilized either from the standpoint of Indians China had already traveled to the east coast of Africa before Columbus and there was the silk road by which Chinese fineries travelled to Europe. I would put the parity between Europe and China at about 1450AD So for most of the time since the last ice age until about 1450, Chinese civilization upstaged that of most of Europe. Silk, rockets, gunpowder, cuisine, spices, clocks, a system of defensive roads - all this was going on while most of our European ancestors were wearing animal skins, painting themselves blue, and living on dirt floors.