Unformatted text preview: The Great Wall stretches over four-thousand five-hundred miles from Korea to the Gobi Desert and was first built to protect China from the marauders from the north (Visible Earth, Great Wall of China). My interpretation of this image is it shows the significance of Chinas past and also tells us about the kind of people who built it. China has been a communist country since the mid-twentieth century. China became a communist country after World War II when they abolished private property, and the state took control of virtually every aspect of the economy: agriculture and industrial production; construction; service industries such as transportation and distribution, utilities, social services, and education; and sales of food and consumer goods (World Regional Geography, 458)....
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- Spring '07
- People's Republic of China, Great Wall, Gansu, Inner Mongolia