Qin Shi Huang's The Great Wall Of China

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The Great Wall of China is one of the largest building projects ever carried out. It is so large it can be seen from space. It was built in the 220–206 B.C.E. by Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. It took approximately 20 years. The Great Wall, or Chang Cheng in Chinese, is massive. It begins in the east at the Yellow Sea, travels near China’s capital, Beijing, and continues west through numerous provinces. For thousands of miles, it winds like a snake through China’s varied terrain.

Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China wanted the wall to be built to protect his people from Mongolian invaders, so he ordered just about one million people to work day and night for years to build the wall. The workers were not allowed to rest and those that complained or ran away, were captured and buried alive. it was believed that the workers who died while working was buried in the wall because the emperor did not want to waste time giving them proper burials. Because of that, many people believed that the Great Wall of China was the largest
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The wall helped define the empire and mark a boundary between the Chinese and foreigners. The great emperor, Qin Shi Huang, wanted to keep the Chinese people together and at the same time isolate the foreigners, especially those to the north. The Great Wall survives today, more than 2,000 years after its initial construction. It attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world each day, being one of the most toured and significant monuments in the world. This has helped boost China’s economy through tourism and foreign exchange.The Great Wall is undeniably one of humankind’s most prominent and enduring architectural feats. It is a testament to a people’s ability to plan, organize, create and work diligently together. The wall is a monument to the Chinese civilization, one that came at great costs and through countless
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