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  • Berlin Wall Failures

    The fall of the Berlin Wall marked both the crumbling of communism and a new era for all citizens of Berlin. For a timespan of twenty-eight years the Berlin Wall stood as a cage, built not to keep people out, but to keep East Berliners in. With the Berlin Wall’s eradication, Germany would be reunited once more. The communist regime stood no longer, commencing a shaky start on the road to freedom. This was just another example of how communism would always fail. The end of World War II resulted in Germany being divided into four “allied occupation zones,” as was decided at the conferences of Yalta and Potsdam. Each individual zone belonged to one of the main Allied powers: the United States, the USSR, Great Britain and France. The United States, Great Britain and France combined their territories, forming West Germany (also known as the Federal Republic of Germany). The USSR’s territory became the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). The city of Berlin was split in the same manner. East Berlin belonged to the USSR and West Berlin belonged to the Western Allies. This made things interesting, seeing as Berlin was located in East Germany (History.com Staff, 2009). Conflicts were quick to present themselves.…

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  • Remarks At The Brandenburg Gate Speech Analysis

    States President Ronald Reagan gave his famous “Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate” speech at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin. At this time, the United States and the USSR were embroiled in a global power struggle, which resulted in a great deal of tension between democratic and communist countries. Many people at the time sought reunification of West Berlin and East Berlin, and an end to the Cold War. In “Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate,” former president Ronald Reagan uses logos appeals,…

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  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy's Speech: Ich Bin Ein Berliner

    Schӧneberg the city hall of West Berlin would shape history. Those words that would later name the speech, may have prevented the Soviet Union from becoming stronger and maybe start a war that would have killed millions of people, those words have encouraged the West Berliners to keep fighting for freedom. The speech was made three years after the construction of the Berlin Wall, the wall separated West Berlin and West Berliners from the Western society: the free world. The wall also separated…

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  • JFK And Reagan's Speech: The Berlin Wall And The Cold War

    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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  • Compare And Contrast Ronald Kennedy And Ich Bin Ein Berliner

    be the situation about The Berlin Wall and how many stood against the communist system it brought to one of the sides. Some of the people who were involved with the stand against it were John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, Both were presidents of the United States during their time. Kennedy gave his well-known “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech to voice his opinion and perspective on why the Berlin wall should be demolished. Reagan also gave a speech known as “Tear Down This Wall”, the title itself is…

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  • The Cause And Effects Of The Berlin Wall And The Cold War

    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 a communist state while West Germany,…

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  • Fall Of The Berlin Wall Essay

    The fall of the Berlin Wall not only symbolized the end of the Cold War, communism, and dictatorship in Eastern Germany, but it was also a great impact on European history. The Berlin Wall, despite its monstrous purpose, brought some positive consequences to the people of Germany. During the twenty-eight years the wall stood, many friendships and families were torn apart due to a physical separation, as well as metaphorical due to stigmas, controversies, and stereotypes. As the wall was built…

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  • Ronald Reagan And The Berlin Wall

    Introduction: The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 by German Democratic Republic’s (GDR) government to stop people form the eastern bloc to escape to the west through West Berlin. Its downfall in November of 1989 was huge news to the world as with its importance it affected the whole world. It was not just uniting a single country again but it also opened the border between the East and West of Europe and the world. It was an end to the Cold War tensions between the two ideologies of the USSR with…

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  • Berlin Blockade Essay

    communism and their idealistic views. Therefore the Allies divided the city of Berlin into East and West sectors, so that the Allies could control half the city to insure it did not fall to communism. The USSR isolated West Berlin, the Soviet half of the city, from the rest of the world. For the course of approximately one year no cars, plans, trains or citizens…

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  • What Was The Effects Of The Berlin Wall In Germany

    the fall of the wall in 1989, Germany was split into two different parts, one being the West and the other being the East. The Berlin Wall had a significant impact on Germany because the country was not united and it prevented development in the East. The fall of the Berlin wall had a positive effect on Germany by starting the process of unification in the country. Germany was divided into two separate parts after World War ll. The East being under the control of the Soviet Union and the West…

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