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50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the fall of the Berlin Wall.When the Berlin Wall was built unexpectedly in 1961, it divided the city for 28 years, separating families and friends for almost three decades. The Wall was a symbol of the divisions in Germany and Europe that followed the Second World War as well as a reminder of the stringent Communist regime. The fall of the wall was, therefore, cause for huge celebration: families were reunited, East Berliners were finally free of the strict communist regime and the biggest symbol of the East-West divide had collapsed.
In just 50 minutes you will:
• Understand why the Berlin Wall was built and what its purpose was
• Learn about the events leading up the fall of the Berlin Wall and how a miscommunication caused it to fall a day early
• Analyse the impact that the wall had on Berlin, Germany and the whole of Europe and why its collapse was so significant
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