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Learning about the Great Wall of China

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Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

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Why was the Great Wall of China built?

The Great Wall of China was built to protect China from its enemies and invaders from the North, especially the Mongols. The Mongols were a tribal group that would regularly conduct raids into China. Despite the wall, the Mongols eventually conquered China. The Wall also kept Chinese citizens from leaving China.

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When was the Great Wall of china built?

The Great Wall of China was not built all at one time. In 7th and 8th century BC, battles happened often and in order to defend themselves they began to built walls and towers on the borders. It was the state.To defend off the attacks from northern invaders, Emperor Qin Shi Huang had all the walls joined up. Thus, the Great Wall came into being.

Since then, the Great Wall was rebuilt, modified or extended throughout Chinese history for over 2,000 years by millions of Chinese people drafted in for the task. The primary purpose was always to protect the Chinese Empire from the Mongolians and other invaders.

Great Wall of China - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

Find out more about the history of Great Wall of China, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

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Image showing how large the Great Wall of China is.

Image showing how large the Great Wall of China is.