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    The Great Wall of China stretches for about 6‚259 kilometers(3889.16 miles) from east to west‚ built by slaves and prisoners of war. Against their will‚ soldiers and local peasants were forced to also help build the Great Wall of China. Building the wall was not an easy job. Many people died because of starvation and the unhealthy work conditions. The Great Wall China was built to its current state by many different dynasties and it kept China safe from invasion until Genghis Khan attacked from

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    The Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China ( pinyin: Wànlǐ Chángchéng;) is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China‚ built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups such as the Xiongnu from the north and rebuilt and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century. Since the 5th century BC‚ several walls have been built that were referred to as the Great Wall. One of the most famous is the wall

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    The Great Wall of China is an amazing structure. Its even visible from space!Now‚ it is a big tourist attraction and a piece of history. Thousands of people visit it every year‚ and it is now a protected site. But it wasnt so pleasant for the people that built and worked on it hundreds of years ago. It was also a major part of the ending of the Ming dynasty. The real first building of the Great Wall was ordered by Emperor Qin Shi Huang (also called Qin Shi Huangdi by westerners or the First Emperor)

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    of China’s Great Wall The rise and fall of China’s Great Wall: the race to save a world treasure - Special Report Current Events‚ Sept 27‚ 2002 Save a personal copy of this article and quickly find it again with Furl.net. It’s free! Save it. MADE OF BRICK‚ STONE‚ and dirt‚ the Great Wall twists and turns across China’s landscape like a giant dragon. It seems to rise out of the sea at Bo Hal gulf‚ a place known to local people as Laolongtou‚ or "the old dragon’s head." The wall then stretches

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    The Great Wall is the world’s longest man-made structure‚ extending over an impressive 6‚352 km. It runs from east to west through northern China‚ starting at the Shanhaiguan Pass and ending at the Jiayuguan Pass. The structure‚ which has become famous for its sheer size‚ attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year from all over the world. Indeed‚ the Great Wall is perhaps the most widely recognized symbol of China. Not only is the wall itself impressive‚ the history that it represents

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    Actually‚ not only is china the country in history that built wall along its boundary. For example‚ The Hadrian’s Wall in northern England‚ built "to separate the Romans from the barbarians"‚ extended 117 kilometers. Even if other countries built amazing walls‚ the Great Wall of China was unique. The Great Wall was usually built with local materials‚ mostly earth and stones. After uniting China from seven Warring States‚ the first emperor of Qin Dynasty connected the walls of the three states in

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    The Great Wall of China is one of the world’s popular wonders in the ancient world that some people wish they can visit. The Great Wall is the longest monument known to mankind. The Great Wall wasn’t just there for show it has a really important job for the Chinese. Shi Huangdi created the Great Wall and with some prisoners of war. He built the wall to protect them from the Mongolians and other invaders. Meng T’ien employed 300‚000 men to construct different sections of the Great Wall of China.

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    The Great Wall of China served its purpose as a great defensive wall. It was constructed over many dynasties; however‚ the main structure was built between 221 and 201 B.C. The wall was built to stop tribes from invading from the north. It was cleverly built with simple materials. During the Qin dynasty it especially achieved its purpose by defending the Chinese people from the Mongols. The Great Wall of China was built to protect the Chinese people from invasion. The Xiongnu tribes from the north

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    Introduction: The Great Wall‚ one of the greatest wonders of the world‚ was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. Just like a gigantic dragon‚ the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts‚ grasslands‚ mountains and plateaus‚ stretching approximately 8‚851.8 kilometers (5‚500 miles) from east to west of China. With a history of more than 2000 years‚ some of the sections are now in ruins or have disappeared. However‚ it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world

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    like the wall. It is easily one of the oldest‚ if not the oldest type of fortification built by man and is still in use today. As use of gunpowder weapons increased‚ the effectiveness of a massive‚ stone wall began to steadily decline. However‚ during the middle ages‚ people all over the world utilized walls as a highly effective way of keeping your enemy right where you wanted him‚ on the outside of one’s castle‚ city‚ or empire. If asked to give an example of the longest and biggest wall ever built

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