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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The first wall that was named the Great Wall of China took 9 short years. However, the Great Wall of China that we see today took over two thousand years to get to its current size.
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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.
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More than a million people died when the Great Wall of China was built. Many of them died of exhaustion. The Great Wall of China is 5,500 miles long.
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From records it appears that around 800,000 were
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