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  • The Causes Of East Germany: The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

    The headline reported by Childs (1989) screamed that the Berliners were celebrating the fall of the Berlin wall. This was after a period of three decades where the West was kept apart from the East Berliners. The communists’ rulers/leaders in the East Germany authorized the gates along the wall to be opened. Huge amount of individuals had converged at the walls crossing point before the permission was granted. People from the East Germany shouted and cheered while surging towards the wall as those from West met them with jubilations. On this particular day he crowed was so ecstatic and began climbing the wall while other hacked chunked the 45 kilometer barrier. The order to erect the barrier in 1961 was from Walter Ulbritcht who was the former…

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  • Lorde's Poem In East Berlin

    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…

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  • An Analysis Of Daphne Berdahl's Where The World Ended

    strict surveillance from the 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 Anna Funder's Stasiland

    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 Essay

    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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  • Berlin Wall Symbols

    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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  • Why Did The Berlin Wall Was Problematic

    The reason for the building of the Berlin Wall and the impact on Germany, Berlin and other places, the problems created by the Soviet Union for the people and the restrictions of several human rights and freedom will prove that the era of the Berlin Wall was indeed problematic for the people in different areas. The problems created by the Soviet Union will prove that the era of the Berlin Wall was indeed problematic for people from many different areas. Due to the problems created by the Soviet…

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  • The Power Of Adolf Hitler During World War II

    They established there government as a Stalin-style Socialist state. The government was formed as a centralized and dictatorial regime. Free speech and thoughts against the government were not allowed. Creative and academic programs were also intensely controlled. The people of East Germany were basically prohibited to use their brains. Everyone essentially lived in fear and was extremely depressed. The views of the city were not attractive at all. Every buildings all looked the same; gray,…

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  • Wall Essay: The Downfall Of 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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  • The Rhetorical Analysis Of Ich Bin Ein Berliner

    Written task 2 Question 1: If the text had been written in a different time or place or language or for a 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…

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