Separation barrier  

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A separation barrier is a wall or fence constructed to limit the movement of people across a certain line or border, or to separate two populations. These structures vary in placement with regard to international borders and topography. The most famous example of a separation barrier is probably the Great Wall of China, a series of barriers separating the Empire of China from nomadic powers to the north; the most prominent recent example was the Berlin Wall that surrounded the enclave of West Berlin, separating it from East Germany, during most of the Cold War era.

Separation barriers in history

  • Great Wall of China
    • A counterpart wall to the Great Wall in the south called the Southern Great Wall was erected to protect and divide the Chinese from the 'southern barbarians' called Miao (meaning barbaric and nomadic).

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