Fall Of The Berlin Wall Essay

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c) On August 13, 1961, the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic began to build a barbed wire and concrete wall between East and West Berlin. The official purpose of this Berlin Wall was to keep Western “fascists” from entering East Germany and damaging the socialist state. The Berlin Wall stood until November 9, 1989, when the spokesman of the East Berlin’s Communist Party announced a change in his city’s relations with the West. The 9th of November 1989 was the date that was considered to be the night the wall “fell”, however it took weeks to eventually get the whole wall down. People began to chip away at the wall and cranes and bulldozers pulled down sections. Soon after the wall was gone and Berlin was united for the first time since 1945, which was made official in October 1990
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It was a symbolic border between communism and capitalism, also as well as a representation of the political, social, and economic complications of the Cold War. Still to this day the fall of the Berlin Wall still remains a very significant event on the historic calendar as it commemorates the unification of Germany after nearly 45 years. The event is significant and I quote Chancellor Angela Merkel oh stated that the Berlin Wall “ showed that we have the power to shape our destiny and make things better”, "It was a victory of freedom over bondage and it 's a message of faith for today 's, and future, generations that can tear down walls - the walls of dictators, violence and ideologies”. From Angela’s speech, the Fall of the Wall has influenced the world as it impacted the lives of many back then, especially their freedom. Their freedom changed the moment the wall fell, and many of them are living a free life all because of a wall had fallen down and the Soviet Union
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