David Wolfswinkel Gr.9e2
Table of Contents:
Introduction to the Berlin Wall Germany after World War 2 The Eastern Bloc Erection of the Inner German Boarder The Berlin Loophole The Brain Drain Construction Begins, 1961 Immediate Effects of the Wall Conclusion, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." Bibliography p.1 p.1 p.2 p.2 p.3 p.3 p.4 p.5 P.5 p.6
The Berlin Wall
Introduction to the Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall was a physical barrier built by the German Democratic Republic in1961, which completely cut West Berlin off from East Berlin and Eastern Germany. The wall was built to separate and prevent people from fleeing from the Communist East to the Capitalist West. The wall stretches for 198Km and is approximately 3.6m high and 1.2m wide. The wall included guard towers placed along the large concrete wall. This set aside a large area around the wall – which came to be known as the death strip.
View from the West Berlin side of Graffiti on the wall in 1968. The infamous “death strip”, on the East side here follows the curve of the
terminated Luisenstadt The Eastern Bloc – communist European parties and countries Canal that signed the Warsaw Pact – claimed that the wall was built to protect its population from the ideological ideas and elements that want to change “the will of the people”. However, in practice, the wall served to prevent mass defection and emigration away from Germany and the Communist Eastern Bloc during the post-World War 2 time period.
Germany after World War 2
At the end of World War 2, what remained of Western Germany was divided up into 4 zones, each zone controlled by one of the 4 Allied Forces that then had occupied Germany, namely: The United States of America The United Kingdom France And the Soviet Union The Capital of Berlin was the Head of the Allied Control, and therefore also equally subdivided between the 4 occupying allied forces, regardless of the fact that the city was deep within the
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