Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Web blog

Web logs, or blogs, are frequently updated online journals in which bloggers, those who write and maintain blogs, share their opinions about a variety of interests from international current events to favorite wines to travels near and far too local rock bands.

Blogs are created with software that is easy to use and can be set up within minutes. Blogs are fun, are easy to use and allow you to voice your opinion online in real time. Maintaining a blog does not mean that you have to make daily updates; however, if you do not make at least somewhat regular updates, visitors will stop checking for new content.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall started as earth works thrown up for protection by different States. The individual sections weren't connected until the Qin dynasty (221-206 B.C.). Qin Shihuangdi, First Emperor of Qin began conscripting peasants, enemies, and anyone else who wasn't tied to the land to go to work on the wall. He garrisoned armies at the Wall to stand guard over the workers as well as to defend the northern boundaries. The tradition lasted for centuries. Each dynasty added to the height, breadth, length, and elaborated the design mostly through forced labor.

It was during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) that the Wall took on its present form. The brick and granite work was enlarged and sophisticated designs were added. The watch towers were redesigned and modern canon were mounted in strategic areas. The Portuguese had found a ready market for guns and canon in China, one of the few items of trade that China didn't already have in abundance. The Ming Emperors, having overthrown the Hun dominance and expelled their Mongol rulers of the North devoted large portions of available material and manpower to making sure that they didn't return.

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