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Great Wall of China VS. Berlin Wall

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riley woodruff

on 22 May 2014

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Transcript of Great Wall of China VS. Berlin Wall

Great Wall of China VS. Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China
The wall starts at the Yellow sea and ends at the white river.
The Qin dynasty started it's construction.
It took hundreds of years to build.
The wall was built by slaves.
The purpose of the wall was to protect China from the Mongols.
The Great wall was the longest defensive barrier ever built.
The forgotten walls are 35,000 miles long.
The earliest walls were built between 260 B.C. and 210 B.C.
The Great wall crosses Liaoning, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Jilin Shandong, Hubei, Hunan, and Gansu provinces.
The was built between 260 B.C. and 1500 A.D.
It took 500,000 people to build.
By: Riley Woodruff and Katie Burton
1. Both walls are now popular tourist attractions.
2. Both walls were built to keep people out.
3. Both walls were ruined.
(The Berlin Wall was torn down; The Great Wall of China weathered.)
4. Both towers had watchtowers and guards.
5. Both walls were changed over time.
The Berlin Wall
It was built as a defensive barrier.
It was built by the Qin dynasty.
It took centuries to build.
It was always made of stone.
It was built to protect the people not tarp them in a single area.
It was built to separate the communist and democratic sides of Berlin.
It was built by the German Democratic Republic.
At first it only took 24 hours to build.
It was originaly a chain link fence.
It was built to keep the East Berliners trapped in East Berlin,.


The Berlin Wall started as a barbed-wired fence.
The Berlin Wall was 103 miles long.
The Berlin Wall ended as a twelve foot tall concrete structure.
It was constructed in 1961, but was torn down in 1989.
At least 136 people died trying to cross the wall as about 150 people successfully crossed the wall.
The wall was used to keep the east Berliners out of West Berlin.
The east side of Berlin was taken over by the Soviet communists where west Berlin was taken over by the Americans, British, and eventually the French.
The Berlin Wall took two days to tear down. The Berliners took hammers and chisels to the wall tearing it down piece by piece.
Behind the wall on the East German side was called a “Death Strip”.
It had patches of soft sand (to show footprints), floodlights, vicious dogs, trip-wire machine guns and patrolling soldiers with orders to shoot escapees on sight.
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