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Berlin Wall Facts

Among the many agonies of the Second World War, an often repeated name is that of the Berlin Wall. It shall doubtlessly be stated that the Berlin Wall is one of the most intriguing components of the German narrative. The wall had as much an ideological construct, as a physical divide, with bare fangs of democracy on the west, and those of communism on the east. Upon its inception, the wall was a guarded stretch of barbed wires, which was supposed to keep the east to the west human migration from taking place. Although, the soreness of separation was equal on both sides of the fence. By the recorded facts, despite all odds, around five thousand people managed to cross over the wall. There were some four hundred people who either died or were injured in an attempt to crossover. The movement of reconciliation came to the wall on the 23rd of August 1989. On this day, Hungary decided to cease its border limitations with its neighbor Austria. This way, around 13000 people managed to escape en route Hungary. As a result of this build up, mobbing started at the gate of the Berlin Wall, where people started to demand an entry into West Berlin. Following this, the Berlin wall was brought down.

8 thoughts on “Berlin Wall Facts

  1. You’ve made a mistake here, democracy on the western side. and communism on the other, one is a system of decision making, the other is an ideology, communism has a huge amount of democracy within, displayed by grass roots democracy, in opposition to the western style of representative democracy, the soviet union did not have a great deal of democracy, but the same can be said of representative democracy. its misleading to state democracy on the west and communism on the east as your implying that communism has no democracy. it should be something like capitalism or imperialism.

  2. this gave me alot of information about the belin wall although in some bits it is quite confusing (: oh well thank you for the information anywayss x

  3. Rugz wrote: #
    You’ve made a mistake here, democracy on the western side. and communism on the other, one is a system of decision making, the other is an ideology, communism has a huge amount of democracy within, displayed by grass roots democracy, in opposition to the western style of representative democracy, the soviet union did not have a great deal of democracy, but the same can be said of representative democracy. its misleading to state democracy on the west and communism on the east as your implying that communism has no democracy. it should be something like capitalism or imperialism.

    I agree with your sentiments in terms of logical consistency. Based on the historical context of the times involved, presumably you would support a the view of state capitalism on the western side of the wall and imperialism on the eastern.

  4. I’m concerened that there was no mention of how the most powerful man in the world at the time(President Ronald Reagan) convinced President Gorbuchov to demolish the wall.

  5. That comment about democracy in communism is completely ignorant. Every communistic system is dictatorial and murderous. Any system predicated upon violent revolution is. What do you think you have to do to take someone’s property? Kill them!

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