This act didn’t help, people continued to immigrate to the west side. East Germany had no other choice and its government decided that the best way to stop the immigration was to build a wall therefore on August 13, 1961, East Germany began building the wall, cut off nearly any connection between East and West, had a dramatic influence on the lives of Berliners on both sides. 2. What purpose does or did the wall serve? The government of East Germany told to its citizens that the purpose was to protect them from the people from West Germany, but in fact the true purpose was that the Berlin wall kept East Germans from immigrating to West Germany through Berlin.
The United States also removed their tanks from the Wall (“Berlin Crisis: the Standoff at Checkpoint Charlie,” Colitt). If either side would have fired their tanks, a war would have broken out across the world. World War IIII was almost started because of the Berlin
The Nazi’s were treating Jews terribly. They would imprison them in concentration camps, that did not have adequate sanitation or fair regulations. When the United States and the Soviet Union were going to invade Germany, some of the concentration camps were found. This gave the Allies motivation to continue fighting in war. The Allies saw the innocent prisoners and how
More often Easten population moved to West Berlin, to escape the communist repression and to reunite with their families, that influenced the Soviet Union reputation. Khrushchev closed the borders and the construction of the Berlin wall began by the East side of Germany. The wall was the symbol of the Cold War and it caused a crisis
For instance, it was noted that the “German propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and other Nazis carefully organized the pogroms.”1 To describe the Kristallnacht as just an act of revenge would completely undermine its true importance. To the Nazis, it was the perfect opportunity to launch an attack after the assassination. As a matter of fact, “Groups of SA and SS men (the Elite Guards and Storm Troops), wearing civilian clothes, went by motorcycle, with sidecars filled with stones, to designated places.”2 The government seemed to carefully construct a plan and even made efforts to dress the men in civilian clothes. Since the SS was going to “designated places,” they
After the events in Charlottesville where some people proudly marched with their swastikas and one of them killed a woman named Heather Heyer, people took a new interest in nazis. Who are those people? Didn’t we beat them 70 years ago? One of the most common mistakes I see is people judging by the name of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party and the fact that they were big on state authority, and deliberately trying to place them to the left of the political spectrum, since the right is good and holy and could never produce such monsters. That is not true, and while National Socialism took ideas from both sides of the spectrum, you cannot really say they are leftists.
I think, that The Berlin Wall played very important role in the history, and in the relationships between the countries. I learned a little about it and I want to give main ideas, such as: how it was built and collapse. Main causes and effects. Because of displeasure with the economic and political situation, a great number of people left the Germany. In the 1945, after The Second World War, Germany was divided on the two parts: East and West.
Germany had always been a divided country from the start of the Potstam meeting where that Berlin, the capital of Germany would be divided into four zones of occupation where the Allies (France, Britain and America) would occupy the Western Zones and the Soviets would occupy the Eastern zones. Whilst Russia’s aim was to cripple Germany, the other allies wanted to build it up into a strong country. It was due to this plan of Russia’s to cripple Germany that the Berlin blockade and airlift occurred. After Western Germany began to flourish in terms of economy the USSR decided to close all rail roads, canals and other forms of transport to Western Berlin in order to cripple them and 2.5 million people were cut off from food supplies. The result
Creation of the berlin wall ( 1961 august 13th) This wall was put together dead in the night and basically stopped all the east germans from fleeing to the east side . The Cuban Missile Crisis ( October 15th 1962) This crisis was between the United nations and the Soviet union caused a major problem.The soviets began to place some weapons like bombs into cuba . Cuba then decided that they would go under quarantine which at the time was seen as an act of war. Both Presidents came to an agreement that they would not invade or destroy any parts of cuba unless they had a direct provocation to do so. This event ended after a few days on the 18th of october and this very much avoided a nuclear war.
Because of this, Bush declared War on Terror in the Middle East and Afghanistan. This led to the deepening of hatred between USA and Middle East. Bin Laden, because of his actions, faced worldwide criticism, which ultimately led to his assassination in 2011 by US special forces. The Taliban fell apart after another few kills on the top leaders of Taliban. The US and its allies believed that this would end the war on terror, but they were wrong.