The Great Wall Of Ancient China Dbq Analysis

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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. " Also because the soldiers worked non stop they didn 't have time to harvest or grow anything so they died of starvation and loneliness, this means that the soldiers were forced to work against their will and were lonely

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