The Role Of The Berlin Wall And The Cold War

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Competition for power or authority has shown throughout history to be one of the fiercest forms of competition. Following World War II was the Cold War which was a mild form of war between two former allied countries, the United States and the Soviet Union, over territory. After World War II, Germany split into two separate divisions; East Germany which fell under the authority of the Soviet Union and West Germany which was ruled predominantly by the United States. Many forms of conflicts aroused from this division between the two very diverse administrating countries. One well known effect sprouting from the war between the Soviet Union and the United States was the production of the Berlin Wall which was an attempt by the Soviet Union to remove the United States ' affairs from East Germany. Compared to the many other feeble attempts to negate the opposing country 's actions, the Berlin Wall held the most significance in the Cold War because it made the combat between the two distinct sides in Germany, the western side ruled primarily by United States …show more content…
These two powers held different intentions in their reconstruction methods. The Soviet Union, a communist nation, aimed to make Germany into a communist nation as well to spread their ideas, beliefs and increase their strength whereas the United States sought to make Germany into a capitalist nation, or a nation whose economic system is based off trade and industries controlled by private owners rather than the state.. This difference between the two powering nations caused a split between the former allies, divided people from all over, and caused people to choose a side. This division is what sparked the start of the Cold War, a war that lasted from 1947-1991, that led to the creation of the Berlin Wall in

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