Prior to the reconstruction, the pre-existing wall from the Qin dynasty was outdated and no longer suited as a defensive wall in its condition. Consequently, this represented a time period in which China had no defense system, and demonstrated the danger that the nomadic tribes were to the Chinese. Specifically, Han dynasty historian Sima Qian states that the wall was built “so that the barbarians no longer ventured to come south to pasture their horses and their men dared not take up their bows to vent their hatred.” The nomadic tribes, especially the Xiongnu, were still in massive conflict with the Han dynasty, and the danger that the Xiongnu posed to the Chinese only grew.
The Great Wall was made by the Qin and Han dynasty's to keep out invaders and other enemies. The benefits did outweigh the cost because it kept your city protected, it was harder for invaders to attack. They also put troops in the frontier areas of the Wall to increase the security level. According to document A it states that "the government will construct walled cities, well protected by high walls, deep moats, catapults, and thorns." This shows that the Qin and Han wanted to make it harder for the mongols to attack and that china wanted to be prepared for when other dangerous situations happen.
For decades people have been wondering if the Han dynasty was effective or not. The Han dynasty was the dynasty after the Qin dynasty. Unlike the Qin dynasty that only ruled a short time of fourteen years, the Han dynasty ruled over four hundred years. So with the evidence that I have read, I believe that the Han dynasty was an effective government for a number of reasons.
Unifying China was a major turning point in Chinese history, ending the constant wars and creating the basis of a country that would last into today. Qin also showed his cruelty through how he unified China. For instance, as he defeated the other states and added their land to his empire, he enslaved and abused many of the people he defeated (Gracie). The number of slaves he had and his method of conquering have contributed to his mixed reputation as a great leader but also as a tyrant. Unifying China was arguably the most influential thing that Qin ever did, creating not only a turning point in history, but also a whole new empire after many years of
The Yuan Dynasty under the Mongol empire has an extensive amount of public works as they built granaries to protect the dynasty from famine, and created large road and water networks. These public works allowed for the people to have large surplus of food and water and also be able to travel in a more organized manner with the road system created (New World Encyclopedia, Country Studies). Everyone in the Yuan dynasty had access to these public works as they were used to the economy and to keep everyone fed. While having these very useful public works the Yuan dynasty also had lots of techniques using technology for warfare and engineering. While using new warfare technology from the Chinese the Yuan were able to create a strategy to take down fortification by studying the way forts were made.
Walls are like grand barriers that withhold its interior inhabitants from leaving them, whether or not they wish too. The wall that bisected the German city of Berlin since 1949 held back the extreme animosity kept within the German people , and the emotional wall built in Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” prevented a man from connecting with those he does not know. Both President Ronald Reagan and Robert Frost emphasized the appalling effects on civilizations that walls have.
The Great Wall came with many losses like all of the deaths but have you ever wondered what hey went brought? The people who built the wall went through many harsh conditions like a starvation, loneliness, boredom, the weather conditions, weakness, falling from the heights documents F, E, B. You never really starve or get lonely or bored now days because we have so much and we have a lo more freedom than what the people back then had, you cant talk with friends or text, no face time, no electronics. I still disagree with the wall being built because of he harsh conditions, the cost was greater than the benefits document F, B,
With the wall comes its high costs like the cost of materials to build it or the money paid to the workers that are building it. When President Trump was doing the presidential campaign, he predicted the border was going to cost about twelve billion dollars, but that turned out to be untrue. Vanda Felbab-Brown herself writes, "... A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) internal report in February put the cost at $21.6 billion, but that may be a major underestimate.”
First,the benefits outweigh the costs because the great wall provided protection. Emperor Qin believed that China neede more protection so his workers built the great wall. This building process was passed onto several dynasties to pass. The great wall was 13,171 miles long,and 30 feet wide. The Great wall of China protected China from Mongols,and invaders.
The Great Wall of Ancient China : Did the Benefits Outweigh the Costs? The Great Wall of China was built by the soldiers and the peasants, but they were controlled by the Han and the Qin Dynasty. The Wall was meant the keep the Mongols (intruders) out . In fact, however the benefits did not outweigh the cost of The Great Wall of China. According to document C it states " soldiers were forced to leave families and villages for several years" and " tens of thousands soldiers died from hunger, sickness, and extreme heat or cold. "
The Great Wall of China: Did the Benefits Outweigh the Cost? The Qin and Han dynasty built the notorious wall we know today as The Great Wall of China. Although, The Great Wall of China has many benefits, but it does come with some costs. The benefits of the wall are great I do not think they out weigh the costs.
This is because there were many advantages. For example, It had kept out unwanted people. What I mean is it had made it very hard for invaders or countries who wanted to start a war; to get through or over the great wall. Another example is the fact that it had saved many crops and valuables from getting stolen from other countries. China has always been known to grow or make things that many other countries like so this wall helped those things from not being stolen or destroyed.
The Berlin Wall was not an effective containment strategy. This is shown when an individual takes the time to assess the entirety of the Wall’s intent and overall outcome. Berlin was the capital of Germany, which was split into four different sections following World War II. Three out of four of those sections joined to form West Berlin, and the fourth section remained separate as West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a border created by East Berlin, which was controlled by the Soviet Union.
A reason to why some historians believe that the Yuan dynasty is a brief irrelevance is because, of the force and power that the Yuan dynasty showed had many underlying many weakness that lead to their failure as a dynasty. Some historians defend the Yuan dynasty and said that it was the environmental changes that affected the progress of the Yuan dynasty. The Yuan dynasty is considered one of the greatest and short lived dynasties in China’s history. Though
Introduction, Investigation and Conclusion To what extent was the Berlin Wall both a symbolic and physical division between the East and West? The Berlin Wall was, to a great extent, a symbolic and physical division between the East and West. This is evident in the way that after the Second World War, the USSR and the Western Powers cut all ties, and the Iron Curtain was formed; in the way that unhappiness was evident in communist countries throughout the world (not only in East Germany) and how the sense of injustice was felt before the wall was even built; in the way that the Western Powers and Soviet Union voiced their support for East and West Germany respectively and how propaganda was used to mock alternative ideologies; in the way that