Our world is changing every day. In this way, we are creating the new history. Throughout the ancient history, there are many curious things to learn and discuss. I want to remind some historical buildings, which changed our world. I think, that The Berlin Wall played very important role in the history, and in the relationships between the countries.
Berlin was known as the centerpiece of the Cold War. Being the capital city of Germany, the desire to have power over it was extremely high. Germany was split into two, the East, taken over by the Soviet Union, and the West, taken over by the United States, Britain, and France. Tensions rose between each country on who would be able to have power over Berlin. Since the city was on the east side and up to 100 miles inside Soviet-controlled East Germany, the Soviets had power; However, the West would not allow them to take over the capital city so easily. (Dearden)
The Great Wall came with many losses like all of the deaths but have you ever wondered what hey went brought? The people who built the wall went through many harsh conditions like a starvation, loneliness, boredom, the weather conditions, weakness, falling from the heights documents F, E, B. You never really starve or get lonely or bored now days because we have so much and we have a lo more freedom than what the people back then had, you cant talk with friends or text, no face time, no electronics. I still disagree with the wall being built because of he harsh conditions, the cost was greater than the benefits document F, B,
This created the largest single group to leave Germany, with 30,000 people (How Did the Fall). The people of Germany who were suffering because of the wall now had hope to safely leave their current living conditions, and begin again without fear of separation or death. Lives were changed for the better, and people could legally travel, unlike East and West Berlin. America was also one of the countries that changed after The Wall, public opinion of many things, but mainly Germany and politics. Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy both served as President Of The United States in their lives, so their opinions in America were very important.
The reason for the building of the Berlin Wall and the impact on Germany, Berlin and other places, the problems created by the Soviet Union for the people and the restrictions of several human rights and freedom will prove that the era of the Berlin Wall was indeed problematic for the people in different areas.
The Berlin Wall was built by the Soviet Union in order to stop people from East Berlin entering West Berlin. On November 9th, East Germans were able to travel to West Berlin freely and destruction of the Berlin Wall started. The Berlin Wall symbolized the coming collapse of the Soviet Union and it was seen when the Berlin Wall fell. The fall of the Berlin Wall ended the Cold War that lasted about forty-five years between the United States and the Soviet Union. In conclusion, the fall of the Berlin Wall is the most important event in history because it reunited East Berlin and West Berlin, it foretold the coming collapse of the Soviet Union, and it has come to represent the end of the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union.
Many people have questions. Why did the Berlin Wall and the Berlin city itself was so important to the Cold War? Before the wall went up, the Cold War was wild and many other events happened many years before the wall was built. How could its collapses have marked the end of the Cold War? Before the wall was built, the Cold War was wild. There were many conflicts happening between both sides of the wall; people were suffering and lives were lost. The Berlin Wall was a symbol for the dividing government structures, the inner conflict within Germany and other nations around the world.
The wall helped define the empire and mark a boundary between the Chinese and foreigners. The great emperor, Qin Shi Huang, wanted to keep the Chinese people together and at the same time isolate the foreigners, especially those to the north. The Great Wall survives today, more than 2,000 years after its initial construction. It attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world each day, being one of the most toured and significant monuments in the world. This has helped boost China’s economy through tourism and foreign exchange.
After the war, Germany was left in ruins. Cities were practically demolished and major reconstruction would take place in the next few years. Many Germans were left without homes and lost their jobs due to the state of the country and the arising economic depression. As a result of the Holocaust, which was the mass genocide of the Jews, millions of people died and the survivors lost family and had nowhere to go. Similar to the aftermath of WWI, some western countries believed Germany should have strict regulations on what they can and cannot do. The Allies controlled four parts of Germany, and later half of that would be handed off to the Soviets. In 1961, the Berlin Wall was built, dividing the country into East Germany and West Germany.
They leaders from the East had to do something so “communists vast are undertaking to seal off East from West Know as the Escape Hatch” (Fredrick). “Within a few weeks the improvised wire obstacle across the city started to morph into a formidable cement one that would become known as the Berlin Wall” (Fredrick). The wall was a horrible thing that separated families, neighborhoods, and anything else you can imagine, but sadly the wall was what most people remember the most, “For the former citizens of East Germany the wall had been a fact of life since Aug. 13 1963”
Now that The Berliners were isolated from the world, they couldn’t get any supplies and the sectors only had enough coal to last 45 days and food to last just 36 days. West Berlin relied entirely on their allies to transport supplies into the capital or city or something. The Western Powers generally transported supplies by ways of trucks and railway. Democracy was becoming too strong so the Soviet Union thought that they could drive the Western Powers out of West Berlin. They thought that if they could block any way of the allies from coming into West Berlin by land, they would eventually give up and stop supporting them.
Eastern Germany had lots of motivation and valid reasons behind the construction of the Berlin Wall. The communists did not want to build a wall around East Berlin; they were almost forced to, or else they face really bad consequences. Ever since the division of Berlin, there were rising tensions. In 1949, West Germany had an economic miracle, which West Berlin was involved in. East Berlin was not, and on June 17, 1953, there were spontaneous strikes in East Berlin, where Soviet tanks had to stop them, which resulted in 360 protesters dead and over 5,000 arrested (¨Berlin (Germany)¨). Events like this were not very uncommon, so if conflict was to start anywhere, it would start in Berlin. The start of the Cold War made many fear of a World War III, and gave them
The Berlin Airlift paper will focus on the prelude to conflict. In 1948, the Western Powers (Great Britain, France, and US) plans to rebuild Germany varied from that of the Soviet Union. There would be no compromise and as a result, Stalin wanted them out of Berlin. In early 1948, tensions between the once former Allies were at their peak. On April 9, 1948, Stalin ordered all American Military personnel maintaining communications equipment out of the Soviet controlled Berlin. On June 22nd, they placed armed guards aboard all trains, attached a Soviet locomotive and towed it back to Western Germany. On June 24, 1948, all land and water access to West Berlin was cut off by the Soviets and no more supplies from the west was allowed in. Where
Freedom is defined as “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” However, prior to 1989, citizens of Berlin, Germany were somewhat unaware of this concept that seems so commonplace to Americans. The Berlin wall was built through the middle of the German capital, separating east and west Europe. The eastern half was ridden with economic restraint, poverty, and communism, while the western half was quite acquainted with freedom and the pleasures of the western world. Ronald Reagan, the president of the United States from 1981-1989, spoke at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in 1987, urging the government to tear down the dividing wall and expose both halves to personal and economic freedom.
A stone statue which represents prisoners of the camp forms the base of the memorial shaped the central commemorative effigy to the GDR. It refers to the communist and social democratic prisoners; the memorial clearly ignores the other victims of the Nazi regime in Sachsenhausen. This is an evident example of how the presentation of history at dark tourism sites can be affected by the politics of a certain regime. 3.5 Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum (Since 1993) After the reunification of Germany, Sachsenhausen memorial and museum has been a part of the Brandenburg Memorials Foundation.