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  • Berlin Wall
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    The Berlin Wall After World War II, the Yalta Conference confirmed that Germany was to be divided into four sectors: the American, British, and French in the west, and the Soviet Union in the east. From June 24, 1948 to May 12, 1949, the Soviets blockaded Berlin's Western side from the Eastern side. This is what we call the Berlin Wall. In 1948, during construction of the Wall, the Soviet Union cut off all rail water supply to the West, Western Berlin. During the summer of 1952, the border (Inte...
  • Fall Of The Berlin Wall East Germany
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    The Rise and the Fall of the Berlin Wall Many hardships began for Germany when World War II began, but by the end of the war Germany was in the mists of a disaster waiting to happen. After WWII was over Germany found itself split between France, the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union, each country controlling a zone. Berlin, which was surrounded by the Soviet Union, was also divided into four sectors. The Soviet Union was in control of half of Germany, and it happened to be the East ha...
  • Wall Era People In East Berlin
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    INTRODUCTION Today people belong to the CNN generation. Any time an event happens in the world today people turn to CNN. In recent years, the Gulf War, and the events in Bosnia have been headliners. In 1989, one event monopolized the airways of CNN, THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL. I remember seeing this, and thinking how little I knew about this event. The fall of the Berlin Wall succeeded in one aspect that today is still not been rectified; The Berlin Wall divided Berlin into two very distinctive...
  • Social Effects Of The Berlin Wall
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    Outline THESIS: From research and historical analysts, we can conclude that in many cases the people of Germany have been effected socially and economically by the building and construction of the Berlin Wall. I. Background A. Beginning construction B. Closing borders C. Pre-Berlin Wall II. History A. Cold War B. World War II C. Economy. Post- Berlin Wall effects A. Economic examples B. Political examples Conclusion In the last fifty years the German Democratic Republic has been a nonstop changi...
  • Berlin Wall
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    The Berlin Wall / Bennett 01-25-05 Throughout the history of the World, there are many great facts, and things to learn. There is an abundance of information out there not only about our country but about the rest of the world also. After researching the Berlin Wall, I was quite interested, and did not realize what I was missing out on about the past history of our world. I am going to share all that I learned about the Berlin Wall, and how it made a difference in our past and future times. The ...
  • Fall Of The Berlin Wall East Germany
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    ... ves or anything on the west side of the wall. The people of West Germany were granted permission to go to the East side of the wall, but they could not take anything with them. They were allowed to stay for only a week, and they could only do this a couple times each year". As I talked to my German roommate who lived in West Germany, he told me about all of the hardships that the people in East Germany went through. He visited East Germany and he told me about all of the hassle he had to go ...
  • Fall Of The Berlin Wall East Germany
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    ... d a deadlock, but the Berlin Wall remained, representing the remaining Cold War related tension between the two countries. In the mid 1980's there was a beginning of change in the relationship of East and West Germany. Finally, in November of 1989, emigration barriers finally dropped in November 1989, which allowed free passage between East and West Berlin. Soon after the free passage was allowed the Berlin Wall was taken down. The entire wall was taken down except for the areas of historica...
  • East Side Of The Wall
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    The end of World War II triggered the start of the Cold War. The victors of WWII, The United States, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union divided Germany and Berlin into four. The United States, Great Britain, and France were all capitalist and democratic, and the Soviet Union was communist. The United States, Great Britain, and France all were part of the same "team". The Soviet Union, however, wanted nothing to do with the others, so they decided to build a wall around their sector to ke...
  • East And West Berlin
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    There are many events concerning the rising and the falling of the Berlin Wall, I will attempt to explain some of them in my following report. The person responsible for the rise of the Wall was Walter Ulbricht. He was a longtime member of the German Communist Party. After 1958 the German Democratic Republic (GDR or East Germany) entered a new state of development. As a result of this a sharp rise of industrial output was ordered in East Berlin. This was a part of a Seven - Year Economic Plan to...
  • Countries East Of The Iron Curtain
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    Thinking back into history, many important events have occurred in history since the publication of 1984 by George Orwell in 1949. In no specific order there would be the Holocaust, The creation of the United Nations, NATO (North Atlantic treaty Organization), and even The Iron Curtain being established. After 1984 was published huge events also occurred in history. There was the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Korean war, the Vietnam War, the creation of the Berlin Wall, and the destruction of the Be...
  • Western Germany And Western Berlin
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    The Cold War was a large-scale competition between the United States and the USSR for the dominance of the world. The Cold War started immediately after WWII and lasted through 1960. The conflict between these two nations went deeper then a simple squabble over land. President Roosevelt planned on staying allies with the USSR well after the war, but when he died Vice President Truman moved up. Truman disliked the USSR very much and felt that Roosevelt's policy should be done with. Near the end o...

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