Ming Dynasty 1600
France, early 1800's

Both discover ancient portals to colonize a miniature planet. Bad news for both sides is that they are both trying to harvest the small planet.(uninhabited otherwise, btw) France is protected from the other Europeans through an honorable treaty that will be followed through...

A greater power is having fun with France and China by altering time and space....

Edit- Who wins?
Also, try to post your History Nerd Battle and discuss who would win each battle with eachother, including the OP.