The Berlin Wall
Learn facts you probably didn't know about the Berlin Wall.
How would you feel?
How it all started
Now you probably have a lot of questions like why was the wall built, but don't worry we'll get there. The architect was born in 1912 and died in 1994.(history.com) Now this is the reason the wall was built, Nikita Khrushchev threatened that if she can't have East Berlin then she'll start a war.(slate.com) Another reason they put up the wall was because easterns fled to the western democratic west so they built the wall to keep them out of West Berlin.(BBC.co.uk) One of the difficulties of making this wall was because they made it in the middle of the night when the people of Berlin were sleeping.(history.com)
Why is the landmark so important to us now? This question will be answered by the end of this paragraph. When the wall was being built most of Berlin didn't like it, but some people thought that it was necessary because they thought a wall was better than a war.(history.com) Even though the wall was torn down over two decades ago people still feel a separation between East and West Berlin.(Washingtonpost.com) The landmark symbolizes the Cold War and the division between the soviet bloc and the western democratic, capitalist bloc. (Gwtoday.gwu.edu) For 28 years the wall divided the city, a visible seemingly permanent reminder. Not only dividing Germany and Berlin but also Europe and the world.(metro.co.uk)
Well this is my conclusion to my article/assignment and I think that I've gone through all the information that I have, well now that you know probably the most important parts of the Berlin Wall you can go chat about it to your friends or whatever you want to do with it. But, how would you feel if there was a giant wall between you and your family?
How it all started
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