Great Wall of CHina By: isaiah pOMAJZL

History

4000 B.C.: People in China develop agriculture, which results in their settling in villages, and their villages are surrounded by protective earthen walls.

The earliest cities are surrounded by walls.

475 B.C.-210 B.C. All the states were at war with each other, during which China is a collection of hostile separate kingdoms

221 B.C.-210 B.C Reign of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi. The first Great Wall is built under General Meng Tien's command.

206 B.C. Beginning of the reign of Han Dynasty

121-101 B.C. Han Emperor Wu Di extends the Great Wall into western desert to protect trade along the Silk Road and to subdue the Xiongnu.

End of Han Dynasty

Mongol leader Genghis Khan breaks through neglected Great Wall; conquers China in 1215

Kublai Khan becomes Mongol emperor of China and nearby areas.

Rebellion led by Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Ming emperor, ends Mongol occupation of China.

Rule of the Ming dynasty, when the Great Wall is rebuilt

Rule of Ming emperor Wanli, the period when the Great Wall took its present form

The Manchu conquer China.

The Manchu rule China, and the Great Wall ceases to serve as a defensive border.

Communists led by Mao Zedong come to power.

During the Cultural Revolution, artifacts are destroyed, including parts of the Great Wall.

President Nixon visits the Great Wall.

Deng Xiaoping orders restoration of the Great Wall.

in many locations the Wall is in disrepair.

Those parts might serve as a village playground or a source of stones to rebuild houses and roads.

Parts have been destroyed because the Wall is in the way of construction.

22% of the Ming Great Wall has disappeared

1,219 miles of wall have vanished in the last few centuries.

37 miles of the wall in Gansu province might disappear in the next 20 years or so

The official length of the great wall is 21,196.18 km

The Great Wall is 2,300 years old

about one third of the Great Wall has disappeared

sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Wall_of_China

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