History of Berlin

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  • History Of The Berlin Wall

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    drastically. As Winston Churchill put it, an “iron Curtain had descended” across Europe. Consequently, Europe was more divided than any other time in history. Germany was divided into east and west. Berlin itself was also divided into similar territories which caused a huge economic, political and social strain on its people. The construction of the Berlin wall was one of the pivotal moments of the Cold War as it served as a physical illustration of the “iron Curtain”. Today however, Germany has become

  • The Berlin Wall : A Secret History

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    on the history of Germany as well as America’s view on communism. In our text book the Allies, especially the U.S., are always presented as being strongly opposed to the building of the Berlin Wall. So why had the Berlin Wall been allowed to last for twenty-eight years? During a search to find out more as to the reason for this lengthy existence, I came across the website for the magazine History Today, or www.historytoday.com. There was an article entitled “The Berlin Wall: A Secret History”, its

  • Essay On The Berlin Wall

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    whole; the Berlin Wall fell. This significant event represented the end of communism in Germany. The German Democratic Republic (GDR) reunited with the Federal Republic of Germany on October 3, 1990; one year after the Wall fell. When the Berlin Wall fell, both East and West Berlin became physically reunified. There was no longer a wall standing in between the two sides and from here on out, two cities became one once again. This was a physically reconnection of two sides of East and West Berlin and the

  • A Brief History of the Berlin Wall Essay

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    The Berlin Wall Walls are one of man’s oldest defenses; physical barriers that are erected to keep people out, or, in some cases, to keep them in. Walls are physical fortifications that create tension and distain among people on both sides. This is what the Berlin Wall, or der Mauer in German, was; a physical barrier created in Berlin, Germany during the Cold War. It was created by the East Germans in an attempt to stop East German citizens from immigrating to Western Germany. However, the Berlin

  • Character Analysis Of Gerta In A Night Divided

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    Aldous Lowe, her oldest brother is named Fritz, her younger brother’s name is Dominic and her grandmother's name is Oma Gertrude. After the Berlin Wall was created, Gerta lived only with her mom and her oldest brother Fritz since her youngest brother and her dad were stuck in the West Berlin looking for a job. Her grandmother lived in the countryside in East Berlin, the only time Gerta’s mother went to see her was when Oma Gertrude broke her leg and needed attention. Gerta’s only friend through out the

  • The Berlin Wall: A Turning Point In World History

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    strung barbed wire across the border of East Berlin to keep Eastern German citizens from escaping to West Germany. The inner German border zone had already been sealed off by the East German state in May 1952. The East German authorities began building the wall to permanently close off any access to the West. Half a million people crossed the border into Berlin from both directions. The building of the Berlin Wall was a turning point in world history because it kept the East German population from

  • what was the most significant event in German history

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    the process of change in the development of Germany over the whole period 1890-1991, how far can the treaty of Versailles been seen as a key turning point? Jonathan Sokolov The Treaty of Versailles was a monumental stage in German history, helping to shape German history for arguably the best part of thirty years. It can be argued that the Treaty was the most significant event since the unification of Germany in 1890. The short term consequences were also highly prominent as over 300,000 Germans fled

  • Berlin Wall Essay

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    Berlin Wall The Berlin Wall, for twenty-eight years, separated friends, families, and a nation. A lot of suffering began for Germany when World War II commenced, but by the end of the war Germany was in the mists of a disaster waiting to happen. After WWII was over Germany was divided into four parts. The United States, Great Britain, and France controlled the three divisions that were formed in the Western half; and the Eastern half was controlled by the Soviet Republic. The Western divisions

  • John F. Kennedy and Reagan's Debate

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    The two speeches that were discussed in Germany about the berlin wall are similar but also different from each other. John f. Kennedy’s speech focuses on how he has never heard of a wall being put up to keep the people of Germany a divided continent. He also states that his people in his country take pride in being able to meet the people of West Berlin. To add on he also says “I know of no town, no city, that has been besieged for 18 years that still lives with the vitality and the force, and the

  • The Berlin Wall And The Cold War Essay

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    Perhaps the most visual reference to the Cold War was the Berlin Wall. Although this wall only existed to divide Berlin into two sides, it became a physical representation of the Cold war for many and its fall in 1989 has been regarded to many as the end of the Cold War. I have always been interested in the background history behind the Berlin Wall. Since I started school in the 80s and was in High School while the Cold War was winding down, I don’t have a great personal understanding of many