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Berlin Wall Barriers

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Approximately thirty (30) years ago, the Berlin Wall stood and still stands as a concrete manifestation of the Iron Curtain. It was built to prevent citizens within the communist East Germany from fleeing to democratic, capitalist West Berlin (Klein, Christopher, 2014). Within the United States and Mexico is a border fence which is a symbol of freedom and desirability of the United States (Kengor, Paul, 2016).
The Berlin Wall, also known as, Berliner Mauer in German, was constructed on the night of August 13, 1961. For approximately twenty-eight (28) years, the Berlin Wall was a symbol of the Cold War and when it fell it was re-celebrated around the world (About.com, 2016). The Mexican border fence was meant to stop illegal immigration by people or those who were not natural born citizens of the United States who wanted to join a free American society because of its many opportunities. Although, the Mexican border is not considered an imprisonment, it is the right to be free being taken away from immigrants (Klein, Christopher, 2014).
At the end of World War II, the Allied powers divided conquered
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There were huge celebrations along the Berlin Wall, with people hugging, kissing, singing, cheering, and crying. Eventually, the Berlin Wall was down into smaller pieces (some the size of a coin and others in big slabs). The pieces of the Berlin Wall are now collectibles and are stored in both homes and museums. After the Berlin Wall came down, East and West Germany reunified into a single German state on October 3, 1990 (About.com, 2016). Today, America is allowing immigrants more openly opportunities to become citizens of the United States. Yes, the border is still there, but, for reasons of fleeing with regards to
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