Berlin Wall: An Effective Containment Strategy

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The Berlin Wall was not an effective containment strategy. This is shown when an individual takes the time to assess the entirety of the Wall’s intent and overall outcome. Berlin was the capital of Germany, which was split into four different sections following World War II. Three out of four of those sections joined to form West Berlin, and the fourth section remained separate as West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a border created by East Berlin, which was controlled by the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union did not want the danger of close connections with West Berlin near East Berlin, so it separated the two. This not only prevented interference in the East’s government and life, but also stopped people from East Berlin fleeing to West Berlin.

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