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Analysis of the Site Selection and Defense Layout of Ming Dynasty Western Fan Guards from the Perspective of GIS

During the Ming Dynasty, due to the existence of the Northern Yuan regime on the northern border, the military and political status of the Ming government in the north was threatened. Therefore, in order to consolidate political power and strengthen rule, the Ming government established many garrisons in the northwest region, which were called the "Western Guards" at that time. The Western Guards formed a horizontal and vertical defensive belt in the northwest. The horizontal defense belt originated in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, and extended eastward along the Yanhe West Corridor; The vertical defense belt began in Xining today and flows south through Hezhou, Taozhou, Minzhou, and other areas. Hezhou Wei, Taozhou Wei, and Minzhou Wei are important nodes in the vertical defense belt. This article will use GIS software to analyze the terrain and topography of the three Wei cities of He, Tao, and Min, study the site selection and construction of the Wei cities, and explore the defense system of the Western Guards. It will also explore the military and political significance of the Northwest Defense Line in the Ming Dynasty.

The Garrisons in the Northwest During, Construction of the Acropolis, Defense Facilities, Urban Space

APA Style

Linping, Y., Minan, Y., Feiyan, D., Guangyao, S. (2023). Analysis of the Site Selection and Defense Layout of Ming Dynasty Western Fan Guards from the Perspective of GIS. Science Discovery, 11(6), 267-270. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.sd.20231106.20

ACS Style

Linping, Y.; Minan, Y.; Feiyan, D.; Guangyao, S. Analysis of the Site Selection and Defense Layout of Ming Dynasty Western Fan Guards from the Perspective of GIS. Sci. Discov. 2023, 11(6), 267-270. doi: 10.11648/j.sd.20231106.20

AMA Style

Linping Y, Minan Y, Feiyan D, Guangyao S. Analysis of the Site Selection and Defense Layout of Ming Dynasty Western Fan Guards from the Perspective of GIS. Sci Discov. 2023;11(6):267-270. doi: 10.11648/j.sd.20231106.20

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