MY EXPLORATION FOR FRANCE!

FRANCE IS THE VERY BEST COUNTRY TO REPRESENT!

Dear King Charles IX, there are many reasons why I, Caifu Xingfu Ai Jiankang, should be France's explorer and representative to the new world. First, if you donate to my cause, I shall be forever indebted to you! Because of this, I will be looking for a group of people to colonize and name the colony Charles Colonie. This way, your name and history will live long. I will also bring back fur, which will be valuable because there is a paucity of high quality fur in France. I will also bring back some agricultural and material riches alike. The reason for this is that agriculture is not a respected trade in Europe and I will bring back nutrient rich veggies, which will bring health and fame to France. I will also try my best to find new discoveries, so France will be credited scientifically. I lasted through the devilish Shaanxi earthquake which makes me a persistent man. Therefore, I can last through myriads of calamities and still come back alive with many treasures. I also have a quick-performing mind, so I can do things on the spur of the moment, such as killing a person with my musket after they attempted to steal my riches.  I am also a very reliable, honest and trustworthy man. There is no possible universe in which I will serve for another country instead of my own. I even returned a coin which accidentally fell into my pocket, because it wasn't mine! Based on the aforementioned evidence, I wholeheartedly believe that I Caifu, will be the best representative of France in the New World.

DEAR CHARLES IX, THE CURRENT REIGNING MONARCH, HERE ARE A FEW QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AND MY ANSWERS FOR THOSE QUESTIONS!

QUESTION: What is your name?

ANSWER: Caifu Xingfu Ai Jiankang.

QUESTION: What year is it?

ANSWER: 1574

QUESTION: What country are you from?

ANSWER: Macau, an administrative district of China.

QUESTION: What country are you asking for funding?

ANSWER: France

QUESTION: Who is the current leader of the country you are asking for funding?

ANSWER: Charles IX

QUESTION: What resources are you looking for in the New World?

ANSWER: I would be looking for a group of people to colonize. I would name this colony I create Jiankang Zhimindi. I also would look for fur to bring back to my king, wife and children, who have supported me from the start. I would also look for some new discoveries (such as a new animal or plant), another group of people to colonize as Charles Colonie, and agricultural trouvailles (corn, squash, etc.) that would last a long time.

QUESTION: Why did you choose the resources listed above?

ANSWER: I chose a group of people to colonize for me, so that my name would live longer. I would also look for fur, because it is relatively scarce in France, and abundant in the New World, I would also look for some new discoveries because, then, France (and I) would be credited with the honor of defining a new species. I would find another group of people to colonize so that my king’s name would live longer than after he perished. I would look for agricultural treasures, because there isn’t much agriculture happening in France.

QUESTION: Where are you going to go in North America?

ANSWER: I am going to the farthest region west in the New World, so I will be the first person to do so.

QUESTION: What other European countries are exploring the New World and what are they looking for.

ANSWER: Spain and England are exploring the New World. They are looking for wealth, new land to colonize, and to spread Christianity.

QUESTION: How will you handle conflict with either the other Europeans or the Native peoples you will encounter?

ANSWER: If conflict arises between me and other Europeans or the Native peoples, there are a number of things I would do. First, I would use my musket to shoot them. If that doesn’t work, I would beguile them sneakily into a trap and trick them into drink a beverage made from poisonous berries.

QUESTION: What obstacles will you expect to encounter, And how will you overcome them?

ANSWER: I expect to encounter starvation. To overcome this, I will pack a lot of food and learn how to forage for my own food from my explorer friends. I also expect to encounter hostile peoples. To overcome this, I will use the stratagems I have devised above. I also expect to encounter disease. To overcome this, I will pack a lot of bottles of herbal medicine that my mom would make me.

THIS PROJECT WAS CREATED BY: TEJAS MUTHUSAMY

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