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The Berlin Wall

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Brent Smith

on 20 February 2013

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Transcript of The Berlin Wall

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli By:Brent Smith Berlin Wall What was the Berlin Wall? The Berlin Wall was a barrier that was put up by east Germany that separated east Berlin from west Berlin. The wall had guard towers that were placed along large concrete walls, which were placed in a restricted area that contained anti vehicle trenches, nails and other defenses. Why was it put up? The wall was put up to prevent the people in communist east Berlin from escaping to west Berlin. Nothing could come in or go out of east Berlin. People in east Berlin wanted to get away from communism because they couldn't own anything from land to businesses. Layout/Modifications The wall was more than 81 miles long. On June 1962 a second fence was built 110 yards deeper into east German territory. The houses in between were completely destroyed. That area later became known as the Death Strip. Through the years the wall had 4 versions
1.Wire Fence(1961)
2.Improved Wire Fence(1962-1965)
3.Concrete Wall(1965-1975)
4.Border Wall 75(1975-1989) The fall of the wall The fall of the Berlin Wall was on November 9 1989. But in the weeks following people came with sledgehammers and took chips of the wall for souvenirs. Those people had nicknames, wall peckers. Taking down the Wall Structure of the wall Resources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_wall http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_did_the_Berlin_Wall_fall
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