The Berlin Wall And The Wall

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On November 9,1989 the German rulers finally allowed the Wall to be taken down. The Berlin Wall was according to Rosenberg “a physical division between West Berlin and East Germany in order to keep East Germans from fleeing to the West” (Rosenberg). History always seems to repeat itself because even in modern times the usage of a wall to keep people from moving in large number is still viable. Nonetheless, like the Berlin wall and the Great Wall of China before that, walls are just that walls and unfortunately they are not enough to keep individuals from getting to the other side.
With the upcoming presidential elections in the United States there is a party member in particular who promises: that if elected will construct a wall separating The United States of America and its southern neighbor Mexico with a concrete wall. With this in mind, it is easy to write off the wall and guess at a rough estimate with dollars in mind but what is more important than money is how this wall would impact the surrounding areas where the wall itself is to be constructed. Not only that but if such a wall is to be built it will also have an everlasting impact on the local economies near the site. Although constructing a wall on the American southern border near Texas and Mexico would reduce the passage of illegal immigrants, the cost of this wall would outweigh the benefits of its erection.
The first of many problems that arise with the construction of this wall is that there are…

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