The Emperor’s Silent Army

Why do you think this Great Wall of China was built? In 221 B.C. Qin Shi Huandi became the first emperor of China. Farmers on China’s northern border were constantly attacked. Several walls had been built to keep the invaders out. Qin Shi Huandi ordered that the walls be connected into a “great wall”. The result was the Great Wall of China. Little of this wall remains today. The wall that now stretches across northern China was built 1,500 years later. What would you like to learn about China?

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