Berlin Wall

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Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

August 13, 1961 - November 9, 1989

At the end of World War II, the Allied powers divided conquered Germany into four zones, each occupied by either the United States, Great Britain, France, or the Soviet Union.

The official purpose of this Berlin Wall was to keep Western “fascists” from entering East Germany and undermining the socialist state, but it primarily served the objective of stemming mass defections from East to West.

1. When was the wall built?August 13, 19612.For what reasons was the Berlin Wall built?To separate the east from the west, one side was communist and the other was democrat.3.What impact did the wall have on Germany and its people?The wall separated families, more than 100 people were killed trying to get pass the wall and away from communism.4.What countries were involed?United States, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union.5.Why was it considerd a symbol of the cold war?It became a symbol between democracy and communism.6.Who were the historical people involved and what were their roles?Ronald Reagan; Made a speech called "Tear down this wall"

Just past midnight on the night of August 12-13, 1961, trucks with soldiers and construction workers rumbled through East Berlin. While most Berliners were sleeping, these crews began tearing up streets that entered into West Berlin, dug holes to put up concrete posts, and strung barbed wire all across the border between East and West Berlin. Telephone wires between East and West Berlin were also cut.

Facts:~The Berlin Wall stretched over a hundred miles.~The Berlin Wall started out as a barbed-wire fence with concrete posts, but just a few days after the first fence was placed, it was quickly replaced with a sturdier, more permanent structure made out of concrete blocks, topped with barbed wire. ~About 5,000 people made it safely across.


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