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The real Three Gorges Dam was finished TODAY

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Still_Asleep, May 20, 2006.

  1. Still_Asleep

    Still_Asleep Warlord

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    I just read it in the newspaper:

    It is 185 meters high, 2309 meters long, and the Chinese government resettled 1,3 million (!) people, as the land they lived in is now one huge lake.

    Incredible. No wonder that it takes so many hammers to build :lol:
     
  2. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    Does that mean England's Three Gorges Dam is gonna turn into gold? ;)
     
  3. The Great Apple

    The Great Apple Big Cheese

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    I told you we should have used our Great Engineer on it...
     
  4. ulsterman88

    ulsterman88 4-2 Rangers rule supreme!

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    the dam itself is finished although they still have to install the H.E.P generators which produce the electricity.
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  5. drkodos

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    And they are years (maybe decades) away from the techs that they need for the boat lift and lock systems.
     
  6. Spartan117

    Spartan117 Immortal

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    yea cause i thought it was to finsh like 2008 or 2010 or something like that...maybe that was part of additional techs

    yea that is alo of people to remove from land...did the government buy it from them or they were just forced to leave?
     
  7. dutchfire

    dutchfire Deity Retired Moderator

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    it's China, what do you think?;)
     
  8. BearMan

    BearMan One More Turn...

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    It's a communist regime, I belive that answers your question.
     
  9. The Great Apple

    The Great Apple Big Cheese

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    So maybe we still have a few turns to use our Engineer after all!
     
  10. Olleus

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    I wonder why there's so little publicity about it. Specialy when the media, in England, always seem to be pro China.
     
  11. Spartan117

    Spartan117 Immortal

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    yay....:lol:

    yea i am also surprised that there is not much publicity
     
  12. Kalleyao

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    Wow, thats news.
     
  13. Koelle

    Koelle King of Kings

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    hmn some Chinese even claimed that China is more capitalist than Canada :goodjob:
     
  14. marioflag

    marioflag History Addict

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    Yes China is only formally Communist in reality it is an authoritarian and capitalist regime
     
  15. Still_Asleep

    Still_Asleep Warlord

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    China is currently transforming towards more marketorientation and more human rights - still I doubt that 1,3 million people could be forced to leave home in any other country
     
  16. drkodos

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    Early sucking up so when Peak Oil hits in 2012 the Chinese might go easy on London and the Brits.

    Teach your children Mandarin. It might mean their survival in 20 years.
     
  17. picardathon

    picardathon Noobzor

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    Yeah, they also have destroyed large amounts of nature and ancient chinese forts and such. They decided to place the dam in an earthquake prone area and fissures are already beginning to occur in the dam.
    REALLY BRIGHT, those Chinese are.
     
  18. KelvinWong

    KelvinWong Chieftain

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    The reason is simple:
    This project was not proposed by current chairman! It was proposed by pre-pre-prime minister.
    Since the current chairman / prime minister are not the same gang of this pre-pre-prime minister, they need to "dilute" other gangs' effect over the country...
     
  19. GIDS888

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    Actually it was
    "Mr Churchill! You are drunk!"
    "Madam. I am drunk, and you are ugly - but in the morning, I shall be sober."
     
  20. Drakan

    Drakan Voluntas Omnia Vincit

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    I built it on the same day and it only took me one day (and an enginneer) :mischief:
     

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