How Many People Died Building the Great Wall?

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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.
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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. no way only 3 people died
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Construction on the wall lasted through the 16th century B.C. and maintenance continues to this day. The Great Wall is 6,400 km (4,000 miles) long and is the longest human-made structure
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More than a million deaths were reported in building this 3,000 mile
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about 40 billion RMB
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