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The Berlin Wall: How did it comtribute to the scene?
Transcript of The Berlin Wall: How did it comtribute to the scene?
Map of Berlin in 1980s
The wall was first build to separate communist East Germany from capitalist West Germany. A lot of people in West Berlin began to go into East Berlin to reunite with their families. The Government saw that the population was decreasing in Berlin so the Soviet Union’s government decided to build a wall; the Berlin Wall. On August 12, 1961, sections of land between West Berlin and East Berlin were sealed off. The wall was not a wall at first but made of barbed wire. Then the concrete wall was being built.
5/8/45 - Berlin, Germany was divided into 4 sections after WWII ended. West Berlin: The U.S., Britain, France. East Berlin: The Soviet Union
6/24/48 - The Berlin blockade began
6/25/28 - The Berlin airlift was commenced by the U.S. and its allies to keep Berliners with food and supplies.
4/4/49 - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was signed by the U.S., Canada, and Western European countries in Washington D.C.
4/12/49 - Berlin blockade ended
9/30/49 - Berlin airlift ended
12/22/89 - Berlin gate had opened
10/3/90 - Germany reunites
Picture of Berlin Wall
Newspaper of the Berlin Wall
1.Repression (n) - a kind of holding back or holding down.
2.Communism (n) - A belief that private property shouldn't exist, and that property should be public. Also it means that people
3.Capitalism (n) - "an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state."
4.Blockade (n) - is a a prevention from allowing goods to arrive or leave.
5.Allies (n) - A country that has a partnership with another one.
6.Refugees (n) - "a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster"
7.Cold war (n) - A stand off between the Soviet Union and the U.S.A.
1. The fall of the Berlin Wall happened by mistake.
2.The Berlin Wall was made up of two walls.
3.More than 100 people died trying to escape and cross the Berlin Wall.
4.More than 5,000 people escaped by going over and under the Berlin Wall.
5. Kennedy did not tell Berliners he was a “jelly doughnut.”
6.East Germany called the wall the “Antifascist Bulwark.”
7.A piece of the wall stands in the bathroom of a Las Vegas casino.
This is a picture of the Berlin Wall found in Google. This source help us get a visual of how the Berlin wall looked. It showed us the height and length of a section of the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall was a little more than 3 meters tall (3.6 meters)
This document shows us that the importance the Berlin wall had on Berlin. Many people seamed to want to know what was going on and what will happened afterward. This picture was found in Google images.
Picture of a section at Berlin
This picture was taken at Berlin when it was broken into sections. This primary source allows us to see Berlin when the walls were being built
Implication of Event/ Conclusion
The Berlin Wall was finally taken down. Over 2 million people took down parts/sections of the wall by breaking them with hammers and picks, while bulldozers did other sections. Berlin was one again after 1945. Germany reunified officially on October 3, 1990.
But the Berlin Wall was not fully destroyed.