How many people died building the Great Wall?


The Great Wall of China was first thought of by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in 221 B.C. to protect his people from an invasion by the barbarians in the empire. It is one of the longest and largest construction projects to date on the entire earth, also making it the costliest defense structure on the planet, as well. It is said that the Emperor used mostly soldiers and prisoners as labor to build the Great Wall. Some four hundred thousand (400,000) people died while working on the construction, many of whom are buried in the walls.
Q&A Related to "How many people died building the Great Wall?"
It has been estimated that somewhere in the range of 2 to 3 million Chinese died as part of building the wall. This is over the centuries it took to build.
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The number of British soldiers killed in World War 1 was about 880,000.
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