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) On August 13, the Berlin Wall, also known as the Iron Curtain due to its thick and heavy appearance, was constructed to create the division know for West and East Berlin. United States, …show more content…
Natives of East Berlin were desperate to go into West Berlin, and the quantity of checkpoints in which Westerners could cross the fringe was greatly lessened. This negatively affected many citizens of East Berlin and they would not obey to any rules. The way to get out was so flee the east, so right as the wall went up, up to 2000 people everyday escaped to the other side. This shows desperation and anger due to being separated from the rest of the city. Surprisingly, more than 3 million East Germans escaped to West Germany between 1945 and 1961. Since the east berlin citizens were understandably unhappy with the consequences of the wall, It would be very difficult for the GDR to keep citizens in East Berlin as seen in pictures of men and women of all ages trying to escape. …show more content…
for work rates, are very similar and very close to industrialized nations like Canada, Japan, and the United States, which is a very big positive effect for every east berliner. (Mauk) The Berlin Wall coming down 25 years back not simply joined Germany and expected the coming breakdown of the Soviet Union; (Tony Karon) it created a noteworthy change in overall issues. Even though the Cold War that happened after World War II made a very bipolar world, due to relations between the parallel conflict of a U.S.- drove West versus a Soviet-instructed East, in the end, there was more peace than the beginning. The detached of the West from the East Berlin symbolizes the end of the Cold War
With East Berlin losing its professional class to West Berlin, the Kremlin decided to make sure that no one could get out. The large numbers of Red Army soldiers around construction sites lead many to fear that an invasion was nearing. In response, Kennedy put troops on the other side of the wall, both countries insisted on never backing down. That was, until an agreement had been made, and another world war
During the beginning of the “Cold War”, Berlin was an area where Europeans were able to relocate to without having to cross the international borders of Europe. In response to this east Germany, authorities thought it would be best to build a “wall” that surrounded West Berlin. After the East German government had given permission to stop the immigrants from moving into Germany the premier decided that he wanted to close its border forever. The Wall was completed within a night and day and was built with barbed wire and concrete block, it divided Berlin from one side to the other. For years after West Berlin became the hot end of the “cold” war as nuclear weapons faced off across the wall.
Their motives were to keep the Western fascists out of East Berlin. This division caused a panic to boths sides of Berlin as it would if any other country split into two because of their political views: communism vs. capitalism. As said in “Document B”, the US, being capitalists, wanted to support their allies and stop any trace of communism and soon became involved in the Berlin division. West Berlin received help from the U.S. and succeeded in their fight against communism when the wall between the two societies was torn
And a way to stop the appeal of communism in depraved countries was by restoring international economies and promoting capitalism. One of the major events that occurred was the building of the Berlin Wall, which cut of West Berlin from communication and supplies. The Berlin blockade was an effort by the Soviet Union to cause the Allied powers to abandon their control of West Berlin after World War II. However, this was combated by the Berlin Airlifts, which flew needed supplies to the people in West Berlin. This idea of preventing communism was also displayed in document I.
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.
Breaking Boundaries The Berlin Wall was built to separate the Communist east from the Democratic west. This ominous divider was was twelve feet of concrete that stretched for one hundred miles around West Berlin. The infamous symbol of the Cold War was guarded by electric fences and guard posts stationed along it.
The Soviets original plan of putting up the wall worked for just a short period of time. The airlift plan that President Truman made was obviously better. The change in currency and giving aid to the citizens of Berlin eventually led up to the blockade being taken down and the end of
It was capitalism versus communism. In Butter Battle the Yooks are strongly against spreading the butter on their bread upside down and strongly believe that they are right by spreading the butter on their bread side up which is why they began to build a wall so they could prevent the wrongful ways of the Zooks from entering the Yooks side. It is much of the same with the United States and the Soviet Union. The Berlin Wall was meant to keep East German civilians from migrating into the Allied West. The Soviet Union wanted the wall to protect its citizens from capitalist
Kennedy was using the Berlin Wall to show people that communism was certainly corrupt. Kennedy's statement is that if you look at Berlin once it was enough to show how communism ruins everything. President Kennedy's blaming could only worsen relations between nations and extend the situation in Berlin. The Berlin Wall proves that communists are unwilling to work with the rest of the world; therefore, the world should stand against communism. President Ronald Reagan’s “Tear Down this Wall” speech explains how he appeals to the Soviet Union general Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin wall, a barrier
The wall fell (metaphorically speaking) on November 9, 1989. East Berlin 's Communist Party 's spokesperson announced that citizens of East Germany were free to cross the border and that all gates at the checkpoints would
The rhetorical elements, logos and pathos, included in Ronald Reagan’s speech, “ Tear Down This Wall” assist Reagan and his words to convince Gorbachev, along with the people of Berlin, that the wall between eastern and western Berlin must be dismantled. Logos is an appeal to logic, or a way of persuading an audience by reason. Reagan provides details of how other countries have reached a state of freedom, at the same time have maintained a strong financial background. In “Tear Down This Wall” logos is used to show that countries who are not separated by a wall are thriving economically. For example, Reagan explained, “in the West today, we see a free world that has achieved a level of prosperity and well-being unprecedented in all human history.”
In his Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate speech in June of 1987, former President Ronald Reagan addresses the issue of the separation between European nations due to conflicting ideals of governments. This issue is most prevalently seen in in the city of Berlin, Germany, where the speech is addressed. This is due to a huge wall that runs directly through the city which divides the Communist East and Democratic West Berlin, more famously known as the Berlin wall. Nearing the end of the Cold War, President Reagan made a bold statement that was a catalyst for the end of the war, and a beginning to nuclear disarmament. This risky statement, which called out Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev, was a cry for peace; not just for the people of Berlin, but for the world.
The Soviet Union requested substantial reparations from Germany, but the United States recalled the reason that World War II started was because of post World War I reparations. In March and April 1947, the United States, British, French, and Soviet officials met in Moscow to arrange Germany’s future, but failed. After the conference, the Western Allies unified their German occupation zones to create West Germany. In response to this, Soviets built the Berlin Blockade, cutting off railways, highways, and waterways into West Berlin. To counteract this, the United States airlifted food and supplies to the residents, until Soviets finally realized their blockade was not achieving their goals, and tore it down in May 1949.
Introduction, Investigation and Conclusion To what extent was the Berlin Wall both a symbolic and physical division between the East and West? The Berlin Wall was, to a great extent, a symbolic and physical division between the East and West. This is evident in the way that after the Second World War, the USSR and the Western Powers cut all ties, and the Iron Curtain was formed; in the way that unhappiness was evident in communist countries throughout the world (not only in East Germany) and how the sense of injustice was felt before the wall was even built; in the way that the Western Powers and Soviet Union voiced their support for East and West Germany respectively and how propaganda was used to mock alternative ideologies; in the way that