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No people ..........

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Well only a couple of people .............

But no umbrellas  ...........   
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And here we are back in the spot where Li Zicheng (King Cheung) ..........

Broke through the Great Wall in early 1644 leading to the fall of Beijing and the Ming on 25th April 1644.

It is quite strange to think that the Ming were created from a peasant revolution in 1368 against the Mongol Yuan Dynasty 1279 - 1368.

Only to be usurped by another internal peasant revolution.

But the situation at that time was one of dire poverty and starvation and the Ming had outspent their wealth and were broke.  They had spent wildly on the Great Wall itself, canals and the voyages of Zheng He. These voyages called for massive amounts of wood and much of this was taken from Vietnam, which led to many wars.

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So now for a look from the wall itself .........

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Here can be seen .......

The broken down internal structure on both sides of the breach .......
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