Berlin Wall Essay

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  • The Berlin Wall Of Berlin

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    of the Berlin wall brought Germany closer together as one country. The east side of Berlin was communist, whereas the west side was socialist/democratic. The Berlin wall was often referred to as a symbol of the cold war and the inner conflict of Germany. It showed the different ideologies of the USA and USSR and their systems of government. Officially known as the “Anti-Fascist-Protective Wall” by the east, and the “Wall of Shame” by the West, it physically divided the city of Berlin from August

  • The Berlin Wall

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    The Berlin Wall was constructed on August 13, 1961. The reason for this was to separate West and East Germany. People in East Germany received the short end of the stick because “to live in East Germany behind the Berlin Wall meant to live in fear and distrust” (Wagner). The Stasi (state security service) monitored citizens for fear of rebellion. Many students and college graduates tried to cross over but only a few were successful. Those who were not were fined, prosecuted, or even murdered. The

  • Effects Of The Berlin Wall

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    The Berlin Wall The years following the fall of the Berlin wall brought Germany closer together as one country. The east side of Berlin was communist, whereas the west side was socialist/democratic. The Berlin wall was often referred to as a symbol of the cold war and the inner conflict of Germany. It showed the different ideologies of the USA and USSR and their systems of government. Officially known as the “Anti-Fascist-Protective Wall” by the east, and the “Wall of Shame” by the West, it

  • Causes Of The Berlin Wall

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    that Berlin awoke to find that the East German Army had begun to place a barbed wire fence that would cut off West Berlin from East Germany. When the wall was built, millions of East Germans were prevented from fleeing to West Berlin. This mass emigration was occurring because the economic and political situation in East Germany was poor and the people were fleeing to West Germany where the conditions were better. In the third paragraph, the United States rejects the building of the wall as it

  • Essay On The Berlin Wall

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    At the beginning of the Cold War, the communist government in East Germany (GDR) and the Soviet Union agreed that a wall, restricting the people’s free access to the west (Allies), was the only way to solve the mass exodus that threatened the East German economy and made the Soviet Union look inferior to their rival the United States. The Berlin Wall, which enclosed West Berlin, was constructed, and the East Berliners were trapped behind a desperate and failing Iron Curtain until a revolution finally

  • The Berlin Wall Speech

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    As part of the division of Germany following WWII, Berlin, the capital of Germany was divided evenly between the two nations. However, the entire city of Berlin was deep inside of the GDR, so the Western half of the city was democratic but it was surrounded by communist territory. This made West Berlin a place where many East Germans would try to escape to. As a result of this the German Democratic Republic built a wall surrounding West Berlin to stop its own people from escaping to freedom. In

  • The Symbols Of The Berlin Wall

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    1961, the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic and volunteer construction workers of East Germany began to seal all points of entrance into West Berlin with miles of barbed wire, concrete, and stationed soldiers. “Antifaschistischer Schutzwall”, as they called it, or the “anti-fascist bulwark.” The purpose of this Berlin Wall was to keep Western fascists from entering the socialist state of East Germany, and to prevent Easterners from pouring out of the USSR-occupied zone. Throughout

  • Analysis Of The Berlin Wall

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    Tear Down This Wall Analysis Following the fall of the Third Reich at the end of WWII Germany was split between east and west into two different countries. In the east the German Democratic Republic was under communist rule and was supported by the Soviet Union. The Federal German Republic was a democracy that was part of NATO. As part of the division of Germany following WWII, Berlin, the capital of Germany was divided evenly between the two nations. However, the entire city of Berlin was deep inside

  • Causes Of The Berlin Wall

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    The Berlin wall had many events that led up to its construction. Some Major economic, political and social events that caused the building of the berlin wall were world war II which had both economic and political events, the cold war (political), the berlin blockade (economic), the berlin crisis (political), John F. Kennedys speech (social) and the four-power agreement (political). World war two was a political event because it was between countries and it was an economic event because it left Germany

  • The Failure Of The Berlin Wall

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    Success of the fall of the Berlin wall The Cold War Started in 1947 only two years after the end of World War two and lasted well into 1991. It was a state of geopolitical tension mainly between two superpowers the Soviet Union and the United States as well as there allies. The Communist Government of Germany began building the Berlin wall on August 13, 1961. The wall separated Belin into two sides, the west known as the Federal Republic of germany (FRG) and the east the German Democratic Republic

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