The Fall of the Berlin Wall
By: Seham and Carolina.
The West Berlin city government sometimes referred to it as the "Wall of Shame"
Who built it and why?
German Democratic Republic
Federal Republic of Germany
Effects of The Berlin Wall.
- About 160 people were shot and killed in the Death Strip while trying to scape.
- Families were separated.
- People lost their jobs.
- People protested against the wall.
When did it fall?
Effects of the Fall of The Berlin Wall.
- It reunited Germany.
- The Soviet Union collapsed.
- Symbolizes the end of the Cold War.
The Fall of The Berlin Wall also made a change in global affairs.
- Dozens of new nations were born.
Reunification of Germany.
In September 1989, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher pleaded with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev not to let the Berlin Wall fall and confided that she wanted the Soviet leader to do what he could to stop it.
"We do not want a united Germany. This would lead to a change to postwar borders and we cannot allow that because such a development would undermine the stability of the whole international situation and could endanger our security", Thatcher told Gorbachev.