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What Is The Significance Of The Berlin Wall Falling?

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The Berlin Wall divided the city of Berlin the capital of Germany into two parts with the nation itself being partitioned in to East Germany and West Germany. The Berlin Wall was constructed in the period after World War II (1961) by the East German government. In this period the Cold War was at its peak and the Wall itself came to be regarded as a symbol dividing two ideologies as East Germany had a Communist government while West Germany had a democratically elected government.

The Wall was constructed in an effort to prevent mass migration of people from East Germany to West Germany. After construction of the wall Berlin was effectively divided into two parts each completely isolated from the other; many escape attempts took place in which a number of people lost their lives.

The Wall was pulled down in 1989 after mass demonstrations sparked off by Hungary opening its border with Austria which resulted in thousands of East German tourists entering Austria. The crumbling of the Wall signified the unification of Germany and a victory of the people over tyranny. Another significance of the event was that it heralded the end of the Cold War which in fact ended a couple of years later in 1991 and the weakening and dismantling of the Communist Bloc.
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Well, the two sides of Berlin were divided into the East and West. The West was controlled by the U.S and the East by the Germans. At first, many tried to escape from the communist East. It is estimated that 10,000 tried to escape and about 5,000 made it. The East erected a 26.5 mile long wall of barbed wire to "protect the citizens from capitalism". The Berlin Wall divided the city of Berlin the capital of Germany into two parts with the nation itself being partitioned in to East Germany and West Germany. The Berlin Wall was constructed in the period after World War II (1961) by the East German government. In this period the Cold War was at its peak and the Wall itself came to be regarded as a symbol dividing two ideologies as East Germany had a Communist government while West Germany had a democratically elected government.    The Wall was constructed in an effort to prevent mass migration of people from East Germany to West Germany. After construction of the wall Berlin was effectively divided into two parts each completely isolated from the other; many escape attempts took place in which a number of people lost their lives.    The Wall was pulled down in 1989 after mass demonstrations sparked off by Hungary opening its border with Austria which resulted in thousands of East German tourists entering Austria. The crumbling of the Wall signified the unification of Germany and a victory of the people over tyranny. Another significance of the event was that it heralded the end of the Cold War which in fact ended a couple of years later in 1991 and the weakening and dismantling of the Communist Bloc.

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