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  • Wall Around West Berlin
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    Dear Colleagues: I hope this set of essays from a previously published volume in the series helps familiarize you with the form and format of our volume, Water and the Environment Since 1945: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. This template also contains a photo, a document, and a bibliography; we must submit bibliographies, and the publisher would like suggestions for photos and documents. Good luck! Char Source: History in Dispute, Volume 1: The Cold War, First Series Editor: Benjamin Frankel BERLI...
  • West Berlin
    627 words
    After World War II, when Germany was defeated, it was divided into four zones, one for each of the Allies. The eastern part went to the Russians. The other Allied Powers, France, Britain and the U.S. divided the Western portion of the city among themselves. This arrangement reflected the Allied solution for the whole of Germany. Berlin was an island with special status governed by four nations in the sea of the Soviet Zone of Occupation. In 1947, the Western portion of Germany instituted a gover...
  • 1989 And East And West Berlin
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    Guten tag und wilko en zum Berlin Stadtrunfahrt. We will start our tour of Berlin with a brief history of the city. Berlin developed as a trading village in about 1200 AD. It's location at the junction on the Spree and Havel rivers helped to establish its importance. In the 1600's it became the capital of Prussia. Berlin's worst period began with Adolf Hitler's rise to power with the Nazi Party in 1933. During World War II in 1939 to 1945, Germany fought England, France, the Soviet Union, and th...
  • East Berlin To West Berlin
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    The Berlin Wall separated the people of East Berlin from the people in West Berlin. It separated families, kept people from their jobs, and caused people to die. It was erected in an effort to save East Berlin's economy, but in the end it did so much more. The fleeing of residents of East Berlin to West Berlin affected the Soviet Union and East Berlin in two ways. The first of which was economic. By 1958, 15% of the population of East Berlin had fled to West Berlin. East Berlin's economy provide...
  • 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...
  • East Berlin And The East Germans
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    The grim years that followed the conclusion World War Two began an entire new era of hostility that was to widen the gap between the major powers of East and West. With Germany well and truly defeated, the victorious Allied forces of Britain, the USA and Russia were left to decide on the occupation of Germany. It was decided that Germany was to be divided into three zones, one for each country excepting the concerns of the French. Later, at a conference held in February 1945 at Yalta, U. S Presi...

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