When Emperor Qin took the throne, he ordered the general Mengtian to reorganise/extend the separate walls of the former states, reaching an extent to all 7 ‘warring states’. This was to provide a more stable form of protection for habitants in his empire. 300 000 captured soldiers and conscripts lived, worked and died in the remote areas of the empire. Slaves were also commissioned to take part in the construction of the wall. Little of the wall built by Qin remains today, as it has been rebuilt, maintained, and enhanced; the majority of the wall seen today was built by the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). This structure is now a form of transporting to other states/a tourist attraction, and is labelled one of the ‘7 Wonders of the Medieval World’.
The Great Wall was built by The Qin and the Han Dynasty. They built The Great Wall to keep out and protect China from the Mongols. The benefits of building The Great Wall of China did not outweigh the costs. In Document B, it showed that tribute was being paid by The Han. The Han was one of the the dynasties who first built The Great Wall. This shows that the benefits did not outweigh the costs because The Han still had tribute to pay to the Xiongnu Mongols and The Han dynasty still had to build and protect The Wall from the Mongols. In Document C, the text indicated that The Qin and The Han dynasties were peasants, and worked on The Great Wall while they got feed a little bit of food and suffered. The Qin and The Han were not treated well
The Great Wall of China is often regarded as one of the man-made wonders of the world. The Great Wall of China was constructed by two early Chinese dynasties; the Qin Dynasty (221 BCE-206 BCE) and the Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). Emperor Qin was considered to be cruel and brutal. Cruel rulers invite rebellion and in 206 BCE, his successors were overthrown by the Han Dynasty. Both dynasties shared a common concern, border security. The wall was constructed over a period of 2,500 years and stretch to be 5,488 miles long. The wall was built to increase security, impress visitors and enhance the glory of china. However the wall also required much sacrifice on the part of the Chinese people. Overall did the benefits outweigh the costs? There were both costs and benefits into building the Great Wall of China, but the benefits outweigh the cost. The great walls benefits outweighed the costs by providing protection, create new towns
Did you know before the Qin and Han built the Great Wall, the chinese had to build walls around individual cities to protect them. The Great wall of China was built by the Shang and Han Dynasties of ancient china to protect the nation from the Xiongnu. The great wall
The Great wall cost them a lot of time and money. Document E states, during the period of the Qin they had people working on the wall for 10 whole years. That document also says many people died making the wall
The Great Wall of Ancient China: Did the Benefits Outweigh the Costs? The Great Wall of China was built by the Qin and Han dynasties. The main reason they built this structure was to keep out the northern invaders, known as the Mongols. However, the benefits of the Great Wall did not outweigh the costs. For example, Document C shows many soldiers left their families, and their villages for several years. Also, millions of soldiers and workers died from coldness, and hunger. This means that more lives were taken than actually saved, which isn't fair. It isn't fair because everyone was in the army risking their lives to build the wall for it to not be worth it. The wall wasn't worth it because according to Document B, Han still had to pay
The Great Wall of China was originally built during the Qin and Han Dynasties to protect China from the Xiongnu. It took the people of ancient China nearly 2,000 years to build and spans nearly 6,000 miles. However, building the wall was extremely costly in terms of men and supplies. Despite the cost of the wall, it proved to be immensely beneficial to the Chinese people. This is a result of the wall providing protection for merchants, the people within the wall and preventing the Xiongnu from invading.
It is a hard thought to swallow that a 13,170 mile wall that is visible from outer space and took over 2,000 years to entirely complete, was quite possibly not even worth it in the end. To this day, scientists, researchers, and intellectuals argue about whether or not the huge
The Great Wall was built by the Han and the Qin. The reason why the Han and Qin built the wall was to increase security, impress visitors, and enhance the glory of China, also to keep out the mongols. The benefits of building the Great Wall did outweigh the cost. According to Document A, the benefits of building a wall did outweigh the cost, due to the Great Wall was keeping the Xiongnu out from invasion and other enemies at night. The cost of The Great Wall was no fewer than one thousand households were designed to hold. Due to Document A, the benefits outweighed the cost because the Wall helped keep the mongols from getting over the wall and attacking. This indicates that The Great Wall became successful from getting attacked. As stated in
Both the Han and Roman empires contributed positively to the development and furthering of technology such as tools, irrigation systems, and architecture, providing increased efficiency within the empires. Despite these positive innovations, there was controversy over government involvement in the production of this technology in both ancient empires. In the Roman Empire, the upper class (mainly government officials) held little respect for technology created and produced by the lower class.
Within the years of 221-206 BCE, the Qin Dynasty rose as a superpower. During this time period, the Warring States Era, Chinese civilization was impacted tremendously in almost every aspect. These hallmarks in history vary from the spreading of Legalism to the birth of the Great Wall of China. Through these countless contributions, the Qin Dynasty was able to revolutionize the Chinese civilization in such a short period of time.
The Great Wall of China stretches about 5,500 miles long crossing deserts, mountains, grasslands, and plateaus. It took more than 2,000 years to build this incredible manmade structure. Many people died to build this wall. It displays the changes between the agricultural and nomadic civilizations. It proves that the superb structure was very important to military defense. It became a national symbol of the Chinese as a security for their country and its people. The Great Wall of China must be preserved at all cost because it is a historical symbol that made it possible for China and other nations across the world to prosper (UNESCO World Heritage Centre: The Great Wall).
The Great wall is a china icon.China’s culture of national pride, grand projects, and determined resistance. In peak seasons, the visitor flow can be up to 70,000 per day.When the great wall became the world’s largest military structure.Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural
Throughout Eurasia, in the time period of 200 BCE-200 CE, both the Roman and Han dynasty were flourishing empires; that participated in the expansion of commerce, specifically through the Silk Road, production, and developing new technologies. (context). Although both empires were emerging from previous states, their attitudes of technology
Throughout the history of Eurasia, the idea and development of technology prospered and directly affected many governments. Due to the expansion of empires, many problems arose, which proved to be difficult to societies. To combat these difficulties, governments turned towards technology to help develop their civilization. Significantly, from the second