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How did China pay for its great wall?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (13486points) 3 weeks ago

Did they get Mongolia to pay for it? Humour welcome.

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MrGrimm888's avatar

Slave labor is cheap.

The interesting thing about the Great Wall, is that it didn’t stop the Mongolians. It helped. But wasn’t entirely effective. Considering that technology has evolved a bit in the thousands of years since, and it makes the idea of a wall in 2018 laughable.

kritiper's avatar

It wasn’t all that laughable. Like the great wall and gate in King Kong, it made them think.

Jeruba's avatar

Besides, it took more than 2000 years to build. This nation won’t be around in 2000 years, and maybe not even the planet. It’s a real shame that the powers dominating the world are playing a game of Risk instead of trying to protect what’s good and make the rest better.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_(game)

Unofficial_Member's avatar

Nowadays they pay and maintain it with tax money the government get from running various sweatshops in the country.

LadyMarissa's avatar

They used CHEAP labor…aka SLAVE labor & it took a really long time to finish & Americans are NOT that patient!!!!!!

mazingerz88's avatar

The Chinese Imperial Wizards enlisted the services of a filthy and cruel orange dragon to scare peasants into building the wall.

flutherother's avatar

It was paid for through taxation but unlike Trump’s “steel slat barrier” which would look awful the Great Wall of China looks fabulous.

yesitszen's avatar

I suggest lego blocks instead of steel slats. Win win. (For Denmark, i.e.)

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