Qin Shi Huangdi's The Great Wall Of China

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THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA

The Great Wall of China is more than 6,000 km long and runs from the Yalu River on the border with North Korea to the Gobi Desert. The Great Wall was built to protect the Han Chinese people from Manchurian and Mongolian invaders.

Minor kings, called warlords, built individual walls to defend their territories during the period of the Warring States (403 BCE to 220 BCE). These individual walls were connected into one Great Wall by the first Chinese emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, during the latter part of his reign (246 BCE to 208 BCE). The Great Wall continued to be repaired and extended over the next several centuries by different emperors. It reached its current length and shape during the Ming Dynasty of the
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