I feel so much as I was reading this, imagining the people at that time and the hardships they had to endure to allow this project to be completed. Put on top of that the threat of war, it almost feels too much, let alone considering how much they have already experienced, coming through the Sino-Japanese war. Thank you for sharing this project and helping us come closer to understanding the complications and complexities of building a nation. The elder whose quote you ended with just made me tear up because I'd like to imagine that we are so much closer to that world that he envisioned, and I certainly hope he saw that and took comfort in it before he passed.

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