In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north in China. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368--1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance.
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Kyokai, U. T. N. N. H. (2018, September 13). The Great Wall (UNESCO/NHK). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/1408/
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