Ronald Reagan Tear Down The Berlin Wall Analysis

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Breaking Boundaries The Berlin Wall was built to separate the Communist east from the Democratic west. This ominous divider was was twelve feet of concrete that stretched for one hundred miles around West Berlin. The infamous symbol of the Cold War was guarded by electric fences and guard posts stationed along it. This boundary was built in 1961 and fell in 1990, after a decree was put into place by the East Germans to open the wall in 1989. Ronald Reagan’s speech “Tear Down this Wall” was one of the events that lead to the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War era. This speech took place on the edge of the berlin Wall on the seven hundred fiftieth anniversary of Berlin and was directed towards anyone who was listening and affected by the separation the wall caused. The speech given by Ronald Reagan on June 12, 1987 is memorable because of the use of logos and pathos throughout the entire speech. Ronald Reagan began this famous speech by welcoming each and every person who was watching it either on television or in the crowd. He also …show more content…

He explained the Wirtschaftswunder to be an economic miracle that originated in West Germany and Berlin. During this economic wonder, the german leaders did many things that caught the eyes of citizens. These things included reduced tariffs, expanded free trade, lowered taxes. Ronald Reagan compares this time to forty years prior when everything was in ruins. Reagan mentions these facts in his “Tear Down this Wall Speech” to make everyone listening realize that Berlin has come a long ways in a short period of time. Ronald Reagan said, “From devastation, from utter ruin, you Berliners have, in freedom, rebuilt a city that once again ranks as one of the greatest on Earth.” He uses facts to get this point across to all of the listeners around the world, and by doing so, he has indirectly won the favor of

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