Describe two (2) specific aspects about the Great Wall of China, such as facts about its size, length, purposes, varied materials, labor force, and its phases of construction. Consider the various purposes of such a wall and its impact for good or bad, and compare the Chinese wall in this respect to some specific wall of more modern times.
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Wall of China was built in 7th century; the purpose of the wall was
to protect china states against attacks from their neighbors. The wall was constructed
as a result of several walls joined together to make one strong wall. Other
reasons why the wall was constructed to control and safeguard the boundaries. Other
reasons why the wall was constructed was to control trade, immigration and
emigration. The defensive characteristics of the wall was facilitated by the construction of watch towers, troops
barracks , garrison stations, signaling through use of smoke in events of
attacks while it also served as transportation corridor. The modern wall cannot
be as strong as that wall simply because the Great Wall of China was stronger
and highly structured by use of bricks and stone instead of rammed earth. Due to
its uniqueness the wall has been a source of torrist’s attraction.
However many people were killed when it was under construction, many of the
peasents who were forced to build it while under starvation, desease and over
work. But it did protect many of the northern towns and villages from the
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