Great Wall of China / 长城

By Nico Rennie

The Great Wall

The world’s longest wall and biggest ancient architecture, The Great Wall of China impacted the people of China as it was a brilliant source of protection, that being the main reason they built it, for protection. Without the Great Wall many dynasties such as the Qin, Ming, Han, and many other dynasties wouldn’t have been protected by it. But one negative impact it had on the people was that a lot of people died from the construction. Over 70% percent of china worked on the building of the great wall & about 1 million people died during the process of the construction. Another impact the Great Wall had on the world is that it is a very common place to visit and tour. It is now one of the 7 wonders of the world and has made a huge impact on the entire world. The population has also grown very much in china because many people want to see the Great Wall and its natural beauty, beautiful sites, and quality structure. Recognized as one of the most impressive architectural feats in history.

Facts

  • Roughly 5,500 miles in length today

  • Entire great wall was 13,170 miles

  • More than 2,300 years old

  • Almost 1/3 of the great wall has disappeared without a trace

  • No further work has been done on the wall since 1644

  • Cannot be seen from space

  • Opened in 206 B.C

  • In total, 20 states and dynasties made great contribution to the wall's construction during China's long history.

Sites

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"Great Wall of China." History.com. A&E Television Networks. Web. 13 Nov. 2015.

"Top 10 Interesting Facts about the Great Wall of China." Top 10 Interesting Facts about the Great Wall of China. 2011. Web. 13 Nov. 2015.