The Rise And Fall Of The Berlin Wall Essay

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The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall
The United States’ and Soviet Union’s victory over Germany at the Elbe River, gave an image of peace to the rest of the world, as two nations combined to defeat a power that did everything it could to rise up and control the rest of the world. Unfortunately, human nature has shown, previous to World War II, that the world can’t live in peace because only one can be the best and most powerful. When Germany surrendered in the spring of 1945, the peace-making alliances that were formed between Great Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States, at the beginning of the war, began to crumble as the need for more power manifested inside each great nation. The natural animosity between the Soviet Union and the United States eventually resulted in what is known as the Cold War. The Cold War caused Germany to be divided into four sections that were controlled by the Soviets, United States, France, and Great Britain. The capital of Germany, Berlin was also divided among the nations. After the Soviet’s failed attempt to drive out the three nation by blockading their supply source, the war remained stagnant and soon Germany was split into West Germany and East Germany. Berlin was also separated; East Berlin was controlled by the Soviet Union and West Berlin was controlled by Britain, France, and the US. Berlin was split by what is known as the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall represented a huge turning point in the history of the world. The building…

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