THE BERLIN WALL. The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. The wall stood from 1961 to 1989. For what reasons was the Berlin Wall built?.
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The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. The wall stood from 1961 to 1989
But the real reason for the Berlin wall was to prevent residents of East Berlin into West Berlin(West Germany).
The Berlin wall had an impact to the German people and families by separating them from their loved ones. They had no freedom and the people that were stuck for different reasons in the East side had terrible life conditions there .
1961: Residents of West Berlin show children to their grandparents who reside on the Eastern side
133 people were confirmed killed trying to cross into West Berlin. There were also some 5,000 successful escapes into West Berlin.
The countries that were involved in the separation of Berlin (east and west Germany) were : Germany, being the location of Berlin, was the focal point. The US and NATO (British, French) were on one side of the wall. The Soviet Union was on the other side of the issues.
It was considered a symbol of the Cold War because the wall separated the part of Germany that was influenced by the U.S and the one influenced by the Sovietics. So it separated the world into two parts owned by the two biggest world powers. And that’s what the cold war is all about, separating the world into two equal powers.
Stalin’s foreign minister that proposes that the East Germans should “introduce a system of passes for visits of West Berlin residents to the territory of East Berlin [so as to stop] free movement of Western agents” in the GDR
June26,1963 President J. F. Kennedy visits Berlin and declares: “Ich bin ein Berliner.” (“I am a Berliner.”). He warned the Sovietics that if they cause fear than they can never escape from fear(dont mess with NATO.)