When did berlin wall fall
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When did berlin wall fall

Holiday Published 11/02/2020 19:03:57

When did berlin wall fall

The Berlin wall around West Berlin formed the border between East and West. Guarding by border soldiers, barbed wire, mines and self-firing systems made this border fortification almost insurmountable. It was the most frightening Symbol of the east-West conflict. More than a quarter of a century Symbol of the division of Germany, the wall fell on November 9, 1989. this November 9 is firmly linked to German Unity.  Italso reminds us of successful resistance and civic courage.

What is "the turning point"?

Until 1990, Germany was divided into two countries: the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) in the West and the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in the East. The GDR was a dictatorship. There was only one party, the SED, and the people were not allowed to speak freely and were prevented from leaving the country by the wall. 

The term" Wende " or turnaround time describes the events of 1989: the people of the GDR no longer wanted their government and form of government. The peaceful Revolution led to the fall of the wall and the reunification of Germany. What this means, we explain here. 

What is the "peaceful Revolution"?

An uprising without violence is a peaceful Revolution. In Germany, we mean the Peaceful Revolution of 1989. The people of the GDR took to the streets and protested against the GDR. They wanted freedom of speech and free elections. And they wanted to be able to travel to the West again. The peaceful Revolution was successful because there was the "fall of the wall"in November.

What is the "fall of the wall"?

Through Germany ran a 1,400 km long border, which was also called the Iron Curtain. The wall ran through the middle of Berlin and separated the city. On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell because of the peaceful Revolution. This means that people in East Germany could go back to West Berlin. But it also meant more: Germany was no longer divided.

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