Summary of Evidence SOURCE B (THE BERLIN WALL: A SECRET HISTORY) The Berlin Wall separated many families as it divided Berlin into a communist and capitalist state. This division spread anger throughout the world as it became an international crisis. This worldwide anger proves that the Wall did not only cause a physical division but divided communist and capitalist countries throughout the world. This divide was known as the Iron Curtain. This article says that Germany “became a creature of the Communist-capitalist conflict”.
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 Cold War started when the World War II was about to end in 1945. During this time, there were a lot of struggling between the two governments between the democratic government led by the United States and the
On October 3rd, 1990, the world viewed the unfolding of thousands of ecstatic, euphoric and exuberant Germans bringing down the most prominent icon of divide at the heart of Europe—the Berlin Wall. For two generations, the Wall was the powerful depiction of the Iron Curtain. In fact, East German border guards had orders to shoot people trying to defect. But just as the Wall had become a symbol of the division of Europe, its fall came to denote the end of the Cold War. “Tear down this wall!” was a challenge by President Ronald Reagan in his speech of 1987 to the Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.
A Violation The Treaty of Versailles was a violation of Wilson’s ideals. The Treaty is one of the most important agreements (or disagreements) that shaped 20th century Europe socially and physically. Woodrow Wilson on January 22, 1917 in an address to the United States Senate called for a peace without victors, but the Treaty signed by the participating nations was everything but that. The blame for the war was placed on Germany and justified the reparations that were outlined by the treaty for the war. The terms of the treaty were very harsh to the Germans and they took on great resentment.
V for Vendetta is a movie set in near future in England. V, a victim of the government’s program aimed at preparing biological weapon, who survived the fire accident at the Larkhill Testing facility is adamant to overthrow the corrupt government and bring anarchy in the county. The protagonist possess superpowers but the essence of the movie is not displaying those powers but the idea he carries. In popular culture, V has been displayed as a terrorist, but this stand is debatable. The movie depicts the despotic rule of the government and how it curtailed the freedom of the people.
This was all over the world. Different countries were left out of the Versailles treaty and this made them feel that they never received an equal share of the treaty. This fact led to self interest in countries proving that they were the top leaders (Kershaw, 2000. Germany and some parts of Europe preached and advocated for Nationalism and Fascism with the party building its empire on extreme nationalism. Fascism kept on promising people the restoration of their economy and this was one of the factors that popularized Hitler, Mussolini and many others as nationalists with the mind of their countries looking forward to see great improvement in their economy.
he also used propaganda to help people join his party. the way to Hitler Rise in power was quite unique because Germany needed a strong leader after them falling into the depression, Hitler getting status in the German Workers Party and how he control over the government. After World War II Germany was destroyed with a huge bill to pay for the war, land getting taken from Germany, Germany Army being restricted to a smaller amount of people. Germany was bankrupt with it 's on money worthless. many of the German people felt humiliated Germany has become.
Beginning the end of Communist East Germany. Gorbachev brought the end of the wall when he instituted the several policies that were meant to motivate economic reform. Such as the glasnost earlier mentioned, which gave the Soviet citizens a chance to voice their dissatisfaction with the government. His reforms were meant for another goal, but Gorbachev had set the motion of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Sinatra Doctrine, one of the first factors leading to the fall of the Berlin Wall, was meant to establish that the Soviet leadership had decided to let all countries even including its Warsaw Pact allies determine their own form of government.
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.
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.