countries and an estimate of 55 million lives lost. One of the war's lasting outcomes was
Germany's separation by a wall put up by the Soviet Union This wall was named the Berlin
Wall. The Wall had many effects on people, not just in Germany, but throughout the world. It
symbolized the difference between western democracy and Communism.
Germany surrendered to the Soviet Union and the Allies on May 7, 1945, ending
hostilities. The Allies- Britain, France, and the United States-claimed what is known as West
Germany. The Soviet Union claimed the eastern section and renamed it East Germany. The city
of Berlin, though in Soviet controlled territory, was also split in half. West Berlin was controlled …show more content…
Tensions between the two territories
began immediately. This marked the beginning of the Cold War. The future of Germany was a
major sticking point in the war, and the lead role of Communism was to defeat it.
The most tangible evidence of the Cold War was the Berlin Wall. The reason for the wall
dates back to the end of the war. As West Germany prospered, the Soviets became angry and
tried to blockade Berlin. The United States and Britain responded with the very successful
Berlin Airlift, transporting goods from aircraft and dropping them into West Berlin.
As tension increased between the Allies and the Soviets, twelve countries came together
to form a guarantee of mutual defense known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization,