• callielovesyhuu
Why was the Great Wall of China built? Site your source and don't give a vague answer
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  • wwhitlock
What source do you find acceptable? Wikipedia has a good general article. The wall was built along the northern border of China for protection from various tribes who lived on the steppes of central Asia. It was built over a long period of time. The fortifications also served useful in controlling trade on the Silk Road and regulating immigration. But the main reason was protection from those various nomadic tribes.
  • cliffordtapp
Most Great Wall histories tell us that it was built in order to keep out “nomadic tribes from the north”.

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