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    halves by a steady system, the Berlin Wall. The wall is not only the physical division between West Berlin and East Berlin from 1961 to 1989, but also the symbolic boundary between Democracy and Communism during the Cold War. Within a short period of time after World War II, West Germany’s life condition and economy grew rapidly with the help of Capitalism. The positive turnover of West Berlin society created a huge contrast between the two halves of Germany. In East Berlin, people lived with a…

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    down this wall!” President Ronald Reagan spoke these historic words that cut through the air at the Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987. After WWII, the Soviet Union divided Germany into East and West. Communism and the Soviet Union claimed the East, while the West allied itself with the United States, England, and France. In August of 1961 the Soviet Union started construction on a barrier to halt a mass emigration from East to West Germany. The barrier would become known as The Berlin Wall. It…

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    The Berlin Wall was one of the most defining, if not the most defining symbol of the cold war. It was built to keep the fascist believers on one side of the wall and the others on the other side. The things that people faced are very cruel and unfair to others. The Berlin wall was unfair because it separated families, took away jobs, and divided Berlin in half. One of the many reasons the Berlin Wall was so unfair was because it separated families.When the Berlin wall was built on August 13,…

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    The building and existence of The Berlin Wall is one of the most infamous events and monuments in global history. Known as the “Wall of Shame”, it was the main barrier between Communism and Democracy for 28 years. The Wall completely cut off relations between East and West parts of Germany. Prior to the Wall being built, more than 3.5 million German citizens crossed between the two areas before 1961 to their jobs and to get basic supplies to survive. During the Cold War the two main powers…

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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…

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    how people felt in Berlin. The Berlin Wall was built in 1961. It was taken down 28 years later in 1989. The Berlin Wall was part of the Cold War which was a competition between communism and socialism. The Berlin Wall affected Berlin and the cold war majorly most people don't know why is was built. According to History.com staff, The Berlin was was built on August 13, 1961, the wall was built by the USSR to keep western “fascists” from entering the socialist country. The wall was 12 feet…

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    “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”-Ronald Reagan, President of the United States, 1987 (“Ronald Reagan: ‘Tear Down this Wall!’”) The ideas of communism may seem suitable on paper, but when enforced on an entire country, is devastating. One of these most profound examples of communism is the Berlin Wall. Communism changed the country of Germany; East Germans directly experienced the confinement of a communistic government. By the building of the Berlin Wall, there was an increase in violence…

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    Life in the Shadow of the Berlin Wall The defining symbol of the Cold War was built on August 13, 1961. The world was still regaining its strength after the traumatic events of World War II. The country of Germany was divided between the four major allies the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union (Dearden). The city of Berlin, which during the time of World War II was the capital of Nazi Germany, was divided amongst all of the allies even though Berlin is located in East…

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    The Berlin Wall stood as a symbol of the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Russia for decades. Ronald Reagan addresses the Berlin Wall’s symbolism of war and conflict and seeks to tear down the Berlin Wall and bring the Cold War to an end. Through his speech, Reagan hopes to bring about the fall of Communism and ultimately unify Germany. Reagan strongly desires the people of Berlin to be safe and free and through his speech he desires to see that come about for all of those people.…

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    In the early 1940s after World War II the United States, the Soviet Union, France, and Great Britain shared control of Germany. The occupiers also divided the capital city, Berlin, into four different territories. The most prominent countries, the Soviet Union and the United States, split Berlin into what is best known as East and West Germany. This time period is what we know as the cold war where there was great tension between the two territories. East Germany, allied with the Soviets, was…

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