So something popped in my mind while I was eating at Subway and reading the wiki entry for the Imjin War.
This one idea is a little different from what we usually bring up in this thread since its usually adaptations of the historical texts, but in this case, its more of a What If? scenario, or alternate history (example being what if Korea was never liberated from Japan).
What if Toyotomi Hideyoshi managed to successfully get the Portuguese warships that he requested for his invasion? It is said that he asked for two galleons but never received them because the European missionaries were told not to interfere with internal politics.
Those two Galleons caused Hideyoshi to turn against the Christians in Japan. 27 were executed in retaliation, as the religion was banned.
Hypothetically, had Hideyoshi successfully got the galleons, how would it have affected the Imjin War? Would it have changed anything? Would the Joseon navy have run into difficulties against those vessels?
I think it would have had a huge effect, depending on how many ships they actually ended up with. The sturdier Korean warships could carry cannons and destroy the flimsier Japanese ships...well Portugal had some of the best ships in the world at that time and could have engaged the Korean ships to free up the Japanese ships to use their higher speeds and rush the enemy. Depending on how many ships, it might have been very ugly.
Which is why they'd never make a series about it.
Yeah I get the ham too...they do a nice job with the ham.