Berlin Wall Conclusion

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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 …show more content…

The building of the Berlin Wall resulted in an international crisis as it caused outrage and unrest throughout the world. Germany became a creature of the Communist-capitalist conflict (Source B). The struggle did not remain in Germany, instead it spread and the divide between capitalist and communist countries became greater. The conflict in Germany was a model of what people were experiencing all around the world at the time. This international division became more prominent and was referred to as the Iron Curtain. The Iron Curtain was an invisible barrier between the Western Powers and the Soviet Union and its supporters. This was created as tension built between the two ideologies of communism and capitalism. It was a divide created to prevent the influence of capitalism on communist countries and vice versa as well as to disassociate from each other. This desire of dissociation came about after WW2 because although they were allies during the World Wars, they disapproved of each other’s ideologies and did not want a connection to each other which created a great …show more content…

Reflection I chose this topic for my historical investigation as I believe the topic of the Cold War is still significant and relevant today. It still has relevance to today’s society because it has drastically shaped civilization. The Cold War can explain the current instability in many of the world’s hotspots and is the origin of major institutions such as NATO which are still influential. North Korea is proof that segregation between communism and capitalism is not over and shows that the tension still remains prominent even though the Cold War ended almost 3 decades ago. The nuclear arms race was central to the Cold War and I believe that it is still significant because counties continue spending enormous amounts of money on nuclear weapon development and have disagreements over nuclear weapon testing. Because of the fact that the Cold War was in the 20th century and that the Cold War included world super powers, it was easy to find sources to answer my research question as it was well documented. This made answering my research question easy as well as the

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