Why was the Three Gorges Dam in China built?

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The Three Gorges Dam in China was originally built to control flooding along the Yangtze River and produce electricity. The dam was also to serve as a symbol of the emerging engineering prowess of Modern China. In terms of installed capacity, it is the largest power station in the world and the second after Itaipu Dam in terms of annual electricity generation.
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