First, because it was in the Cold War, and Russia's attempt to isolate its side from the Capitalist side was seen as normal thing, and America proud itself to not took any military action. And second, because no one could imagine what Berlin Wall would become in the following years. It was 1961. Who could think that the structure would turn into an oppression symbol?
We have to understand this point in the context of the Cold War. Germany was separated into two sides, and people from both sides were trying to pass to the other. The built of a wall was seen as something normal, and acceptable. But just the fact that Russia took this decision and made a step ahead, this was to the Americans the proof that Communism was an oppressor and bad political system that doesn't' accept individual freedom.
The correct answer is B. The United States did not complain about the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 because it protected West Berlin from any attempts of the Soviet Union to conquer it.
The American reaction to the construction of the wall was slow: 20 hours passed until the appearance of the military forces on the border; 40 hours until they communicated with the Soviet commander of Berlin; and 72 hours until they protested at Moscow's diplomacy. There were more and more rumors that the Soviets had assured the Western allies that they would not threaten their rights. The experience of the blockade had shown the allies that West Berlin was threatened, so the construction of the wall was a material confirmation of the status quo, that is, the recognition of Western domination of that part of the city. The Soviet Union abandoned its request that West Berlin be "free" of allied troops, which it had formulated in the Khrushchev ultimatum of 1958. In this way, the United States ensured that the Soviet Union would not attack West Berlin.
The official purpose of the Berlin Wall was to keep Western “fascists” from entering East Germany and undermining the socialist state, but it primarily served the objective of stemming mass defections from East to West. Id say B. I could be wrong.
The United States did not complain about the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 because it protected West Berlin from any attempts of the Soviet Union to conquer it.
The Berlin Wall is conventionally considered the ultimate symbol of the Cold War because it was erected with the purpose of separating the areas of domination from the powers that then divided the world at that time: in this case the USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the western powers, led mainly by England and the United States. The United States did not complain about the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 because it protected West Berlin from any attempts by the Soviet Union to conquer it.
The United States did not complain as there were at the time fears of a war between U.S. and the Soviets. John F.Kennedy is quoted as having said:"A wall is much better than a war".
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