Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Berlin wall

The Berlin wall

Germany's past is incredibly rich, full amazing events, achievements and tragedies. As a result, it can be overwhelming decides what to continue. Therefore, without a doubt, one of the most interesting parts of German history includes the history of the Berlin wall. It was a really divisive construct, divides not only the Germans, but ideologies – with the forces of communism in the East and those of the Republic to the West.

The history of the Berlin wall that originates from the end of the second world war, when Germany was divided into four quarters to be supervised by four forces in the world: the USA, France, Great Britain and the Soviet Union. Furthermore is divided into four was the city of Berlin — the official capital of the Third Reich.

Throughout the late 1940s and 1950s, millions of East Germans migrated borders in West Germany, and many of them did so, moving through Western Berlin. Often times they have been designed by economic opportunities created by the Marshall plan. However, many of those who live in West Berlin would travel to East Berlin, where their prices were significantly lower. Loss of damaged Eastern Berlin, and in the order of the Soviet Union, which subsidized new Communist regimes, as East Berlin was also responsible for the payment of war damages for Poland and the Soviet Union. For a time, the Soviet Union set up a blockade, refuses access street or rail in West Berlin.

One of the interesting facts about the Berlin wall that was originally started as a length of barbed wire set up by the Government in East Berlin (with approval from Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev). Located a short distance from the border so as to not violate West Berlin border so if one walked to the fence — and later the wall — will actually standing in East Berlin. Soldiers from side was during construction, with orders to shoot anyone who tried to cross. This prototype of the Berlin wall dividing families and caused economic difficulties these East Berliners who worked in the West. However, the dam also built entirely around West Berlin as well. The allies protested strongly, but not only the option to rotate brigades of American troops, via West Berlin after the construction of the wall began in 1961.

The Berlin wall was nearly 100 miles long and a second fence was built around three hundred feet. The area between was swept up and became a dead and was often referred to as the "death strip" the same evolved over the years, starting as a simple wire fence, then we see some improvements in wire, before it is a wall, and finally a reinforced concrete wall with a smooth pipe runs along the top to make it more difficult to scale. In addition, the border towers, bunkers, barbed wire and other deterrent measures were instituted. This is the fourth edition of the wall that is more recognizable.

The gates surrounding the West Berlin was very strict. There were only twelve areas to cross at all save two were available only for Germans. While officials, diplomats and soldiers were allowed free passage to East Berlin, West Berliners had to undergo significant restrictions.

Some of the most compelling facts about the Berlin wall would lead to about 5000 people managed to flee on foot and in West Berlin. Near two hundred were shot and killed and another two hundred were injured while trying to cross. Some of the other escapes were truly Wolverine movie – from pipe driving a small car, beneath a portal for creating small ultralights and flying across.

On the other hand, foreigners, was more than welcome to cross into East Berlin. The Germans also welcomes their money and, if they had been carefully before entering and leaving, it was largely left alone.

A major change in the history of the Berlin Wall began on 23 August 1989. The country of Hungary scrapped the restriction on the border with Austria, and some 13,000 East Berliners escaped from Hungary. Through a series of events, a huge Mob formed at the gates of the Berlin wall, demanding entry into West Berlin. Only a deterrent to the left of the guards and employees of the city was to use massive lethal force for their countrymen, which was not willing to do. Throughout the days and weeks, people will go to the wall with sledgehammers and destroy the piece by piece.

One of the unfortunate facts about the Berlin wall is that only a small portion of it remains today, not even the watchtowers which stood in East Berlin. However, the Brandenburg Gate was left as a reminder of the building and its importance throughout Germany. Located near the former location of the famous Checkpoint Charlie is the Museum of the Berlin wall.

The Berlin wall Museum, features exhibits and stories about the history of the Berlin wall. Some of the really incredible escapes. The Museum is quite spacious, and may lack organisation, but has significant exhibits draw a picture of Berlin's recent past.

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