The Berlin Wall
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The fall of the Berlin Wall has triggered much controversy and plays a major part in the shaping of the modern political ideology and beliefs. The specific date of the descent of the Berlin encasement wall was the 10th of November, 1989. The wall took 3 hours to fall and between 125-206 people died trying to cross the wall. There were many tourists participating who could hire axes to hit the wall and contribute to the atmosphere. The fall of the Berlin Wall occurred when the people of East Berlin had had enough.
The fall of the Berlin Wall also marked the end of the Cold War and the beginning of a new life for the Germans. Border crossing points all along the wall were opened to anyone who wanted to cross on 9 November 1989 which ended the conclusion of an international press conference in East Berlin when greater freedom of travel was announced for people of the German Democratic Republic.
The fall of the Berlin Wall was a key movement in the history of Europe as it was the symbol of the end of the Cold War. The European Union and NATO were able to expand in pace when Europe was no longer divided into East and West. The power in the world changed when the Cold War ended. A truce between the nuclear threats of two superpowers the USA and the Soviet Union was created as soon as the Berlin Wall fell also preventing both superpowers from dominating the world. Europe was no longer divided into two groups with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the reunification of Germany. The possibility that Europe could become independent of any superpower is a legacy from the fall of the Berlin Wall. There is now a possibility that there may be more development in peace in Europe.
After the Berlin Wall was torn down East Germany and West Germany were reunified in 1990 into one country the Federal Republic of Germany. The influence of a reunited Germany within the European Union still concerns some people
References: http://berlinwall.pressbooks.com/chapter/the-fall-of-the-wall/ http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/11/pers-n09.html http://academic.mu.edu/meissnerd/berlin-wall.html