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    known to many as The Berlin Wall. It became a significant symbol that represented all of those things depending on which side of the wall you were on. The events leading up to the building and destruction of the wall were very important to not only the Germans, but also to the whole world. The wall itself was a very complex security system and claimed many lives of those who tried to flee from East Berlin to West Berlin. When World War II was winding down, Russia claimed Berlin as a spoil of…

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    The Berlin Wall On August 13, 1961 the Berlin Wall had been placed; Berlins demise was now imminent. The Berlin Wall was a major result of Cold War tensions. “From the 1940s on Germany itself had become a monster of the communist-capitalist conflict. It divided West Germany into the ‘Federal Republic of Germany’ and the smaller East Germany the ‘German Democratic Republic’.”(Taylor,1) It divided a city from the outer world and completely separated family and friends. At the end of World…

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    Frederick Taylor author of The Berlin Wall: A World Divided 1961-1989 written in 2007, brings to the front an almost forgotten event in history. He writes an in depth novel of what precipitated the events before the wall was built, and after it was torn down. Taylor gives a thorough account of the happenings, and with the use of evidence, personal account, interviews, and opinion he gives a delightful and at time somewhat controversial account of the Berlin Wall. The author gives account of the…

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    the east. Berlin was the capital of Germany. Berlin, although in the east, was split as well so that Russia wasn’t the only one controlling the capital. Because of this, the East Germany constructed the Berlin Wall. While many people tried to escape across the Berlin Wall from East Berlin over to the West, the wall was successful at keeping many people from making it across alive. Before the Berlin Wall was put up, it was easy for people to flee across the border of East and West Berlin.…

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    own citizens as well. The Berlin Wall, for twenty-eight years, separated friends, family, and a nation. Unable to agree on a German peace treaty after world war two, the US, Soviet Union, Great Britain, and France maintained a four power responsibility in Berlin (Harrison 53). Due to economic, political, and social consequences, the Berlin Wall divided Berlin into two very distinctively different cities. East Berlin was ruled under a Soviet communist regime, while West Berlin was ruled under the…

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    The Berlin Wall The Berlin Wall stood for nearly 30 years, surrounding the city of Berlin, Germany. It represented a symbol of the Cold War, which was a period of tautness between some of the most powerful countries in the world. Construction of the Berlin Wall started on August 13, 1961, and it was demolished a few weeks after November 9, 1989 ("Berlin Wall." New World). The original wall was made of cinder blocks and barbed wire. It was wrong to build the Berlin Wall, a wall that separated…

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    After World War II, Germany split through Berlin, making an East and West Berlin. The economic standpoint in East Germany was not sustainable, so that made those citizens want to move over to the West side. Being under Soviet control, the migration of these people started to collapse the East. By August 1961, the Soviets stopping the flow of people by building the Berlin Wall, a infamous symbolic landmark of the Cold War. Two US Presidents, those being JFK and Reagan, commented and wrote…

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    Built by the communist government of East Berlin in 1961, the Berlin wall also known as the ‘Iron Curtain’, separated the soviet controlled communist East from the democratic West. The wall symbolised the differences between the western democrats and the eastern communist and the ways in which they believed their countries should be led. This period in time demonstrated the tensions of different ideologies between the separate systems of governments of the time; how they worked and the peoples…

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    Following after World War II, Berlin split in two and Tyranny was shown to prevail due to this. On the ninth of November after almost 30 years the wall was broken down put up by the Soviet Union. Tyranny from the Soviet Union led to the “overnight” building of the Division of Berlin. The Berlin wall was built to halt immigration but with research, it was proven that there's more than meets the eye. The wall didn't go up without a fight, at least once it was up. Protests along with conflicts rose…

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    Fall Of The Berlin Wall

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    The fall of the Berlin Wall, which took place on November 9, 1989, was a domino for the revolutions that took place during 1989 in Eastern Europe. Moreover, this particular event was crucial to the sudden changes that unfolded in the Soviet Union, both in terms in domestic issues and international relations with the West. The fall of the Berlin Wall and its repercussions prompted three major changes for the Soviet Union: a separation in interests between the Soviet Union and the Russian…

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