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  1. The berlin wall 1940’s-1950’s- hundreds of thousands of people living in East Germany emigrate to West Berlin Soviet Union criminalizes people leave East Berlin, especially young educated people (doctors, scientists, etc…) 1961- Soviet Union closes the border and begins to build basic fence between East and West Berlin

  2. The berlin wall Eventually more fortified wall is built; the “death strip” is created Barriers, armed guards, dogs, mines, flares and barbed wire are used to deter people from crossing This does not stop many from still trying

  3. The berlin wall Between 5 and 10 thousand people were able to escape over, around or through the Berlin Wall Approximately 200 people were killed trying to cross the border

  4. The berlin wall 1989- Soviet Union begins to fall apart, Berlin Wall is torn down by the people of Berlin, Germany reunites as one country