How and Why the Great Wall of China Was Really Built

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    The Great Wall of China was built 2,200 years ago out of military necessity: to combat the Mongolian ancestors of Genghis Khan. Its construction was a marvel of military engineering.
    From: SECRETS: Great Wall of China
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Cheska Bautista
Cheska Bautista

My dad said EVERYTHING WAS MADE IN CHINA HES MaC BoOk prO mAh pHonE!?!? MAh sIs pHonE!?!

Vor 5 Tage
swahili ranger
swahili ranger

This is so unrealistic, what country would ever have to build a wall to keep people and foreign invaders out?

Vor 10 Tage
Philthyphil
Philthyphil

1:49 he describes the average black person ...

Vor 12 Tage
Scott W
Scott W

It's Trumps dream

Vor 21 Tag
Alan Caldoza
Alan Caldoza

It took two hundred years to built it against the Mongols. But when Timujin and his mongols came, the walls seems to be its not there, as the mongols overcome it like its just a not so big a boulder to climb

Vor 26 Tage
Depressed Stork
Depressed Stork

Didnt work in the end though. GK reigned still.

Vor 29 Tage
Butch Cassidy
Butch Cassidy

Why did I just see another documentary and theysaid it was built with billions of bricks? And they are showing this very white mortar they are using. What gives?

Vor Monat
hahaha93510
hahaha93510

i think the wall is used as an early warning system, when the enemy attack, they just light a fire and generated a lot of smoke to warn the capital to get prepared. I think that wall never designed to block the enemy but to give out warnings and may be slow them down a little bit.

Vor Monat
Just a YouTube User
Just a YouTube User

I guess Mongolia paid for the wall

Vor Monat
Indian Army
Indian Army

The Great Wall of China was built so that India can invade China one day and occupy it

Vor Monat
Justin Moore
Justin Moore

Right to have sovereign nations. Dope. You guys are good.

Vor Monat
Adam Cole
Adam Cole

You do realize that the great Wall off China is built of the dead bodies of it own people right?

Vor Monat
jordanm182
jordanm182

trumps wet dream

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abu aisyah
abu aisyah

GWOC is a symbol of cowardice

Vor Monat
Frank Blangeard
Frank Blangeard

"Visitors to China are familiar with the famous brick wall" 0:24. Then we are told that it is a rammed earth wall. 2:48

Vor Monat
Loon Loon
Loon Loon

Noooo that watermelon

Vor Monat
William Wilhite
William Wilhite

The wall is a engineering masterpiece.

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Turkish Meme
Turkish Meme

China made that wall because in that years hun empire was powerfull and they had a war with china. China was scared and made this wall. Huns are not mongols

Vor Monat
Murat Durmaz
Murat Durmaz

@ThePonsor911 Whatever they say in English or Chinese we(I am Turkish btw) call it "Asya Hun Devleti" which means Asian Hunic State. So it was the huns.

Vor 12 Tage
ThePonsor911
ThePonsor911

The Dunker The Great Wall we see/know today was built by the Ming. Numerous sections of the original wall were built by the various warring states that existed prior to Qin unification, but it was the Qin that would eventually connect these sections together to form the Great Wall.

Vor 14 Tage
i'll dunk on you
i'll dunk on you

Is it made during qin dynasty or ming dynasty?

Vor 14 Tage
ThePonsor911
ThePonsor911

It wasn’t the Huns it was the Xiongnu. Although it has long been theorized that the Huns were Xiongnu who had migrated west, there is no definitive evidence to validate this theory.

Vor Monat
Prepper Life
Prepper Life

I think your a bit over energetic for this topic mate..

Vor 2 Monate
SEBASTIAN FEO
SEBASTIAN FEO

The 358 dislikes are the mongols

Vor 2 Monate
unknown destination
unknown destination

Turks and Mongols both came from Xiongnu

Vor 2 Monate
Ramphastos
Ramphastos

Every Australian knows it was built by the Emperor Nasi Goreng to keep the rabbits out

Vor 2 Monate
northerniltree
northerniltree

It was built by the ancient Emporer Wong Whay Trump, who at first promised Mongolia would pay for it.

Vor 2 Monate
Anders Schoen
Anders Schoen

Can they build it twice as tall so it keeps all the locals trapped on the inside ?

Vor 2 Monate
hmongyaj
hmongyaj

China never built the Great Wall that story is a propaganda. China was the Han that invaded the ppl that really built the wall.. China story is based on lies just like America was built on lies...

Vor 2 Monate
Sponge Wall
Sponge Wall

M0:00DY BLUES because i need this for my history homework

Vor 2 Monate
Snigel Boi
Snigel Boi

This was Trump but in China 2000 years Ago

Vor 2 Monate
Gabriel Pineda
Gabriel Pineda

Trump be like CTRL+C, CTRL+V

Vor 2 Monate
Mirjaam A. Parada
Mirjaam A. Parada

I love history around the world.

Vor 2 Monate
lagunaflyguy
lagunaflyguy

No doubt the Chinese needed to keep out the Mexicans.

Vor 2 Monate
kakka carrotcake supersandlegend
kakka carrotcake supersandlegend

trump 2020

Vor 2 Monate
Tom Meyers
Tom Meyers

They often say walls don't work but there are only about nine Mexicans in China.

Vor 2 Monate
Aman Chauhan
Aman Chauhan

Walls, they do work!

Vor 2 Monate
Rick Robitaille
Rick Robitaille

The wall was only as effective as the courage of the men guarding it... Starving,cold,and oppressed and the rest is history...

Vor 2 Monate
daniel DanielK
daniel DanielK

Keep covid 19 over there

Vor 2 Monate
buttgoo magoo
buttgoo magoo

They should have built it right enough to keep bats out

Vor 2 Monate
Gæbriel emotions
Gæbriel emotions

Ar u scooter ?

Vor 2 Monate
birol muhlandiz
birol muhlandiz

Are there also Mexicans in Asia?

Vor 2 Monate
Gacha rose
Gacha rose

They can see the Great Wall of China from the moon, also the lights of New York.

Vor 2 Monate
Roy Rowland
Roy Rowland

That's not true. You can't see the great wall from space.

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Moonkreek
Moonkreek

We can't build a fence on our border.

Vor 2 Monate
Miguel Alejandro
Miguel Alejandro

It was meant to keep covid within china but planes just fly over the wall

Vor 2 Monate
Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

It’s like “rock on” cheat in AoE 2

Vor 2 Monate
Barış Söğüt
Barış Söğüt

Bu herifler gerçekleri saklıyor beyler

Vor 2 Monate
morty mortal
morty mortal

To bungee from.

Vor 2 Monate
Zinfandel66
Zinfandel66

I thought that I was a part of living history at one time. Then I called the up the Smithsonian now I don't exist...

Vor 2 Monate
c c
c c

Because of Trump’s Great Grandfather...

Vor 2 Monate
Gerrie herwijnen
Gerrie herwijnen

How many people have died building this wall ?

Vor 2 Monate
Jonatan Fröberg
Jonatan Fröberg

but... why the watermelon?

Vor 2 Monate
Vladislav Yelfimov
Vladislav Yelfimov

If Chinese built this wall to be safe from the Mongols, why are the battlements facing China?

Vor 2 Monate
hudor tunnel
hudor tunnel

*Now, the US copies the Chinese wall!*

Vor 2 Monate
Miami305
Miami305

To keep coronavirus out

Vor 2 Monate
Jerry Ybanez
Jerry Ybanez

This is wrong. The History Channel said they were obviously built by alien forces.

Vor 2 Monate
Reon Eade
Reon Eade

More than likely... Most of our history is a lie , no reason why the wall isn't another.

Vor 2 Monate
mjribes
mjribes

The Chinese wasted time with this wall when all then needed to do was send some bat meat north

Vor 2 Monate
Thái Trần
Thái Trần

I wish to go to the Great Wall once in Beijing

Vor 2 Monate
Jeb H
Jeb H

I dont trust the smithsonian. Theyve been caught hiding archaeology that didnt fit their paradigm. There are thousands of cases where the smithsonian shows up and everything is gone. Their a pretty messed place

Vor 2 Monate
Brandon Toad
Brandon Toad

Because the Smithsonian controls all knowledge of the world 🙄

Vor 2 Monate
Ninja Hunter
Ninja Hunter

Jeb H *they’re

Vor 2 Monate
Colt O
Colt O

Long Guwop giants are a great example

Vor 2 Monate
Long Wop
Long Wop

Please give a few examples.

Vor 2 Monate
giovanni sterlin
giovanni sterlin

Think game of thrones . It’s all a lie

Vor 2 Monate
lightfighter25TH
lightfighter25TH

Burn the wall easy

Vor 2 Monate
Nagavito Sumi
Nagavito Sumi

After 2000 years better defense than The Great wall, Covid 19.

Vor 2 Monate
Brandon Scientia
Brandon Scientia

the backsound narator cannot distinguish between nomad xiongnu and the mongols. the xiongnus exists from the 3rd century BC to the late 1st century AD. the mongols are just founded by Genghis Khan at 1206 AD. you can't confuse between them Kublai Khan already conquested China under Southern Song dynasty at 1271, yet the narator said that great wall was built at 15th for prevent mongol invasion..... hmmmm, the narator quite blurred about chronology

Vor 2 Monate
Skeeter Ham
Skeeter Ham

Trump needs to hire that dude.

Vor 2 Monate
Democrats Hate America
Democrats Hate America

China was only trying to be great again. Can’t blame them

Vor 2 Monate
Rundown Before sundown
Rundown Before sundown

Rumor has it they stole the blueprints for the wall from america

Vor 2 Monate
Zachariah Stewart
Zachariah Stewart

I want a hallway house.

Vor 2 Monate
Gacha rose
Gacha rose

They said you could see the Great Wall of China from the moon.

Vor 2 Monate
Reon Eade
Reon Eade

Which is how u know Man never built it...

Vor 2 Monate
Justin Harrold
Justin Harrold

Soooo...Chinas version of Trump and Mexico...

Vor 2 Monate
Kevin Perez
Kevin Perez

It’s 12:37am April 20, 2020 and this probably the most random video that YouTube has put on my explore page lol. I hope you all are well during this quarantine.

Vor 2 Monate
Smarter Than You
Smarter Than You

It was a fraternity prank.

Vor 2 Monate
mccari09
mccari09

Lies! All lies!! We all saw the film...

Vor 2 Monate
john pontes
john pontes

Its an ok wall i would say its a great wall

Vor 2 Monate
F'ing Alex
F'ing Alex

To keep the Chinese from leaving China, the world was trying to contain them

Vor 2 Monate
政斌
政斌

Yes, you know everything about us

Vor 2 Monate
LUCIUS VESPER
LUCIUS VESPER

It was built to protect us from the Tao Tei from the green meteor.

Vor 2 Monate
haoru chen
haoru chen

Want to be a watermelon? Attack me

Vor 2 Monate
haoru chen
haoru chen

The watermelons are terrifying

Vor 2 Monate
Rizal Disraeli Ramos
Rizal Disraeli Ramos

For an empire bragging to be a superpower in Asia since the Zhou Dynasty, they are too afraid of the Mongols and Xiongnu

Vor 2 Monate
Terence
Terence

I am certain Trump is Chinese reincarnated.

Vor 2 Monate
tabletopwarrior
tabletopwarrior

People say Marco Polo doesn't mention the Great Wall but since the Mongols are running the place why would they give him a tour?

Vor 2 Monate
S t
S t

Because the Mongol invasion of China was when China was divided,Unstable and the Mongols united under the leadership of Genghis Khan, and the Mongols seized the opportunity to attack China

Vor 2 Monate
Ashton Diego
Ashton Diego

hoh

Vor 2 Monate
nathan tran
nathan tran

they built taller wall, huge wall to shoot down dragon

Vor 2 Monate
ktmad
ktmad

"but while they're being cleared, men up there are shooting at you" It's brighter here! (every Smithsonian video ends with a dramatic often morbid statement followed by the joyous jingle)

Vor 3 Monate
Scott Smith
Scott Smith

Kt mad... but why were they shooting watermelons at them?! You’d think they’d run out ....

Vor 2 Monate
Sean Rose
Sean Rose

The wall was built to keep the flood out go to Google Earth it's all right there for all to see

Vor 3 Monate
Palle Kuling
Palle Kuling

After this video, I still wonder how the current wall was built.

Vor 3 Monate

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