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  • East Berlin Poem Analysis

    he image of a multi-layered barrier, that hinders Afro-German progress, develops, in “East Berlin”, into one of an ambush set as a stumbling block besieging the barrier endangering all possibilities for black people to coexist: “ It feels dangerous now/to be Black in Berlin” (The Collected Poems 465). Lorde plays the role of a cultural model leading the struggle against racism and raising the cause of Afro-German women: Already my blood shrieks through East Berlin streets misplaced hatreds volcanic tallies rung upon cement Afro-German woman stomped to death by skinheads in Alexanderplatz two-year-old girls half-cooked in their campcots who pays the price for their disillusion? (The Collected Poems 465)…

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  • Gdr Downfall

    Although the internal situation was critical, and there was dissatisfaction among the people, the Glasnost and Perestroika gave hope to the East Germans and were the driving force that culminated with the collapse. The reforms opened minds and gave people freedom to express their discontentment against the injustices and atrocities of the system. Although the reforms may not have been the only cause of the downfall, they were certainly the trigger without which the outcome would have been…

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  • Berdahl Where The World End Analysis

    German Democratic Republic (GDR) and lived with additional regulations. Berdahl presents Kella as floating between the East and West; however, the impenetrability of the inter-German border from 1952 to 1989 instituted Eastern economic and cultural practices in Kella until the entire GDR experienced the fall of socialism. In this paper, I will demonstrate that…

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  • Analysis Of Stasiland By Anna Funder

    Anna Funder’s literary journalist text Stasiland explores the lingering impact that the former German Democratic Republic had upon its citizens. Through investigating the struggles faced by individuals in rebuilding their lives within unified Germany, Funder acknowledges that the horrors of the GDR are still controlling those who once lived under its communist regime. Through the victims Funder interviews, she identifies that as East Germany is rebuilt, so too are its people, as they attempt to…

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  • Berlin Wall Communism

    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 and cultural unrest. Around the world, people protested the Berlin Wall. Finally, the protest was heard and Germans began to tear down the wall that separated a democratic country from a communistic country. Due to the fall of the Berlin Wall, there was…

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  • Gorbachev: The Rise And Fall Of The Berlin Wall

    A fortified border which spans 155 kilometers separates east and west, communism and democracy, and repression from freedom (Walled In: Germany’s Inner Border). This barrier is 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…

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  • The Cold War In Germany

    During this time, 275,000 planes transported 1.5 million tons of supplies and a plane landed every three minutes at Berlin 's Templehof airport (BBC). The Russians saw that their allies were not going to give up. Russia called off the blockade. At this point is where East and West Germany became the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the German Democratic Republic (GDR). They each then gained rights of their own portions of the city of Berlin. The Soviets were not happy about having to give…

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  • How To Write An Essay On The Berlin Wall

    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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  • John F Kennedy Ich Bin Ein Berliner Speech Analysis

    different audience, how and why might it differ? ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’, a speech by John F. Kennedy on the Berlin Wall, has been delivered on the 26th of June 1963 in the west of Berlin. The Belin Wall was built in 1961 and divided Berlin in East and West Berlin. The east of Berlin and also the east of Europe, was controlled by the soviet Union and the west of Berlin was controlled by the Allies. The Soviet-union built the Berlin Wall to prevent people from the east to move to the west of…

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  • Why Was The Berlin Wall Important

    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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