It was a project that went down into Ancient China's history; full of hardship, hard work, and sometimes, even death. The Great Wall of China was built over a 2,000- year period, and measures to 5,488 miles long. Who were the ones behind the biggest wall in the world? It was the Qin Dynasty (“chin”) and the Han Dynasty. Qin had ruled and lived from 221 until 206 BCE and the Han dynasty from 206 BCE until 220 CE. But these men were definitely not the ones to create this Great wall, It was the people who no one would expect to create much such a big, powerful wall that went down in history. The ones to create The Great Wall of China were the peasant's soldiers and slaves. And many had not come out alive. The Great Walls did take much sacrifice, but it had been worth it keeping out invaders, terrorists and anyone wanting to destroy China itself.
“All the peasants and soldiers to the wall.” Imagine being a laborer and having to contribute in the construction of the wall. During the Qin and Han dynasties, the Great Wall of China was built. The continuous wall protected the dynasties from the Mongols. The benefits of the wall did not outweigh the costs because of the soldiers , the economy that went down, and the forced labor from peasants and laborers.
“About 300,000 men from Qin’s army were ordered to build and guard the wall until complete.” This quote tells how many people were ordered to build the wall. China’s Great Wall is also called the longest graveyard because so many people died there. Many people were ordered to build the wall, but so many people died there which is why it is considered and extreme cost. In conclusion, The benefits did outweigh the costs.
The Great Wall of Ancient China -Hailey Shipley More than 1 million people died while building the Great Wall of China! The Great Wall of ancient China was a huge wall that was build to keep out unwanted people (the Xiongnu). The Great Wall took many peoples lives because of the heights and suffering the people went through.
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:Did the benefits outweigh the costs? “The great wall is also known as the longest graveyard. ”Emperor Qin had believed China needed more protection so he built a great wall,which was finished being built by several dynasty’s to pass. Despite the losses of the workers lives the great wall benefited China by providing protection,glorifying China, and helped the trading system.
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.Another thing the Qin and Han dynasties made was to impress
There where many factors that led China to political unification in contrast to India. One factor is, dynasties such as the Zhou Dynasty who kept the same political system as its predecessors, where India had changed many things and continued to change political and social systems. India was very fragmented in political unification because, India was and still is a land of diversity. Ancient India was also not as organized as Ancient China in ruling. When the Zhou kingdom had started to end and break apart into many powerful states a “relativity young state of Qin located in the original homeland of the Zhou, emerged as a key player in conflicts”(p. 78) that would eventually bring down the Zhou Dynasty and give way to the Qin Dynasty where it was ruled with ruthless efficiency(p.79).
#1 - Time/Length When Emperor Qin had the idea of building the sheer size wall that was built to increase security, impress visitors, and enhance the glory of china came with patience and a long time. It took over 2,500 years to complete the construction of the wall! According to the background essay’s timeline, so many segments of the wall have been started by different dynasties. They were always being extended, or torn down to repair and built anew. The first dynasty to start the wall was the Qin.
The wall was created in a giant V shape in polished black granite about 10 feet high, made up of two 246 feet long wall. The wall was completed in 1982 and maintained by the United States Nation Park Service, there is an estimate around three million visitors every year. The back of the memorial wall sunk into the wall described as the wound had been closed and healing. The body of the wall is filled with servicemen’s names that had been killed or been missing during the war when the wall was built. The name of the soldiers been listed in chronological order, the names of who died in action are noted with a diamond and the one were missing are noted with a cross, if the death of someone that was missing is confirmed a diamond will be superimposed over the cross.
The Archeological findings of Qin Shihuangdi’s Funeral Complex and the Terra Cotta Army In the mountains of Shaanxi, China, farmers came across one of the most significant archeological findings of all time. Hidden under what was thought a mountain, was the discovery of Emperor Qin Shihuangdi’s tomb.
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.
China, up until the Qin Dynasty, consisted of independent states controlled by kings fighting each other for land and power. This time period was called The Era of Warring States, which lasted two hundred years. After this time, the Qin Dynasty rose to power. They conquered all other dynasties, and established a centralized government, unifying China for the first time. The dynasty that succeeded the Qin, the Han, continued the centralized government and they started a westward expansion that would encourage trade and cultural diffusion. The Qin and Han Dynasties were similar in that they both believed in a strong centralized government, which strengthened and unified their empires, but they differed in that the Qin followed the strict Legalism while the Han followed the more flexible Confucianism, and the way they interacted with outsiders; the Qin tended to be more defensive of outsiders while the Han were more interactive and wanted to build relationships with foreigners.
The Hsia Dynasty considered the first dynasty in China. However this dynasty is legendary because there is little archeological evidence to support existence. It is dated from 2205 BCE to 1760 BCE. According to the legend Yu was the wise king who invented a way to control flooding of the Huang He River so that people could live there. Since there is very little evidence to support the story, the second dynasty, called the Shang Dynasty, is the first one recorded