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The Great Wall is one of the most outstanding and famous features China has to offer In fact the Great Wall is one of the seven wonders of the world There were three dynasties who built the wall The dynasties were the Qin Dynasty the Han Dynasty and the Ming Dynasty These three dynasties contributed to the wall in various ways yet some of their reasons and methods were the same There were various decisions made by the dynasties that were both helpful and others that just bottomed out The first dynasty that worked on the wall was the Qin This group initiated building on the wall in 221 BC This took place just following China becoming unified after suffering many battles between various feudal states The first Chinese emperor was Qin Shi Huang individual for which China and the dynasty was named Huang was an egotistical leader and preached that people were evil In turn people believed that they needed a strict set of rules The dynasty burned most of the Confucian literature since they thought it promoted free thinking which would cause the evil people to rebel This did not to prove true Huang began work on some old ruins of the wall which he connected to new parts of the wall The wall was built with local materials such as dry-laid native stone This stone was very scarce so engineers would use resources from the earth to build the wall These parts of the earth would be compacted into 4 inch layers that were packed very tight These pieces of the earth would be inserted into wooden frames This process took a long time and the wall would only grow 4 inches at a time The wall was not very large which showed that a lot of hard work and time had not been placed into the wall since it could only grow at a slow rate Thus
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