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Music he's safer here I'm sure all of my viewers no matter what nation you're from have been keenly aware of what's going on over here in America during this election season one of the main sticking points for Donald Trump's campaign is his constant talk of building a wall between us and Mexico now there's been no LAN to talk about the efficacy of building a wall mostly about the economics of doing so and the diplomatic fallout of doing such a thing there is no way that makes you go convey a wall like that but I think the pundits and the politicians are missing the most important thing in terms of border walls and their effectiveness and that is the history of whether or not previous border walls have been effective or not but of course that would require research but that's why I'm here so here's a top ten list of border walls throughout time and their effectiveness as a sidenote this list is necessarily arbitrary one has to first define what a wall is second no all walls that have ever been made and third choose a way of excluding walls that aren't for borders so this is obviously not definitive but it is a significant way to show the effectiveness of border walls starting us off at number 10 we're going back nearly two thousand years to the third dynasty of earth one of the many dynasties of the first civilization in history the Sumerians but they dealt with the same problems that any other Empire deals with mainly being able to control wide patches of territory and the Western tribes of their empire called the amorite s-- revolted against the emperor named shu sin so he had a wall built from the Tigris to the Euphrates in 1960 BC yet 1960 before Christ and of course the whole idea was to keep the revolt from crossing that border it didn't work of course and the amorite s-- overthrew that wall in only a couple of years this wall was a hundred and forty miles or 225 kilometers and these walls are only going to get longer from here office Dyke is kind of a weird one we actually don't know that much about it despite its name it probably wasn't created by alpha archaeological evidence shows that it probably predates him but in either case it is between the borders of the medieval kingdoms of Mercia and Powis which are now between England and Wales it runs a hundred and seventy-six miles or 280 kilometers and was most likely meant for demarcation and is definitely not defensively it's pretty much just a mound and a ditch there are theories about it being built by the Romans but another case there's a lot of debate about it and it never functioned as much more than demarcation and number eight we have chela jang seong now this might actually refer to two separate walls I'm just going to include both of these under number eight they're actually both roughly the same distance somewhere around 300 miles or 480 kilometers the first was built in 631 ad it was mostly a bunch of forts to keep out the Tang Dynasty who had been making incursions into Korea at that point in time but it was quickly abandoned because of trade agreements the second was built in 1044 and it was meant to keep out northern barbarians especially the darshan people who would later morph into the Manchus and it seems like this wall might have been fairly effective for a short period time though there's no real evidence to show this but another case the one was abandoned for further expansion and even made obsolete by the Mongol invasion of China it's hard to ascertain these walls effectiveness because they were both basically abandoned rather quickly they're building the wall so this one is actually fairly recent as in within the last two decades now the Israelis and the Palestinians do get out every once in a while on a near constant basis so the Israelis started building a wall around the Palestinians it currently runs 440 miles or 675 kilometers both around the West Bank and Gaza and they're planning on adding an extra 30 miles to West Bank this has actually been highly effective since these walls have gone up suicide bombings have gone tremendously down and typically come from different areas of course terrorists just simply rewrapped through Jordan Israel is of course trying to create border fences between them and Jordan but this has been longer to take effect and they're mostly fences rather than walls I chose to exclude fences since they're kind of hazily defined but in terms of stopping suicide bombing and it has worked tremendously well but at a very heavy cost warfare has changed between Israel and Palestine now works primarily with airborne weapons such as rockets there's also a lot of tunneling under these walls which is fairly hard to fight against Egypt itself has actually started trying to create walls that would stop the tunneling and actually engage in water warfare where they flood tunnels it is completely a mess let alone the toll it has taken on the Palestinians who now suffered because of the border between them and who would be their most significant trade partner they're building and that's such a cost and money and safety all the lives lost coming in at number six we have the Baltic Way and it is a very different kind of wall it was the longest human chain in history and it was meant to form a symbolic barrier on August 23rd of 1989 citizens of the Baltic States formed a human chain for 420 miles which is 675 kilometers through the middle of the Baltic States which are Estonia Latvia and Lithuania the symbolic wall was meant to show solidarity on the part

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