On november 9, 1989, the berlin wall, which had divided east and west berlin, came down. why had the berlin wall been built?
a. to prevent people from east berlin from going to west berlin
b. to prevent people from west berlin from going to east berlin
c. to protect berlin from flooding
d. to reduce the noise from traffic
i only know the first part,it was to prevent the mass movement of people to east to west.
1) c. Countries battle using threats, brinkmanship, & detente
2) d. To prevent those in East Berlin from escaping
The Cold War was not a real war in the sense that it was not battled using weapons, and there was no real fights. Instead, it was a war made by threats, brinkmanship, detente...
The term "Cold War" refers to a long period, spanning more or less from 1947 to 1991, characterized by a strong tension between the United States and the Soviet Union.
The Cold War basically started after World War II. After the victory against the Nazi German, the two superpowers (USA and URSS) started a "long-distance" competition in many fields, such as the supremacy in the development of the nuclear arsenal, the space race, development of technology, etc.
The battle between the two superpowers was also a battle between two opposite ideologies: on one side (the USA), the liberal-democratic; on the other side (the URSS), the communism.
The period associated with the Cold War was characterized by moments of escalation of the tension, such as during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, in which the possibility of a real World War III becomes real. Also, the Cold War was characterized by several wars in which the two superpowers did not actually fight each other, but they supported opposited factions figthing in the same country (for instance: Korean War, 1950-1953; Vietnam War, 1960s-1970s).
The Cold War ended in 1990-1991, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the aftermath of the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
The Berlin Wall was a wall built in 1961 to separate East Berlin (controlled by the Soviet Union) from the West Berlin (controlled by the USA).
In fact, after the Allied win in World War II, Germany was split into two parts, assigned to the two main superpowers: the GDR (German Democratic Republic), also called East Germany, controlled by the Soviet Union; and the FRG (Federal Republic of Germany), also called West Germany, controlled by the USA.
The two parts of Germany were characterized by opposite styles of life, politics, ideologies, etc.
The East Germany was a communist country, following the ideology of the Soviet Union. On the other hand, the West Germany was a capitalist country, following the same path of Western countries.
The condition of life in East Germany became bad year after year after the war, so many people started to escape the country to migrate to West Germany. As a result, the authorities of East Germany decided, on 13 August 1961, to build a long wall separating the two parts, to prevent people to migrate on the other side. The Wall separated also Berlin in two parts, therefore it was called Berlin Wall.
The Wall finally collapsed on 9 November, 1989, and that event also marked the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The Berlin Wall (in German, Berliner Mauer, pronounced / (listen)) was a security wall that formed part of the inter-German border from August 13, 1961 until November 9, 1989. It surrounded and separated the area of the Berlin city framed in the economic space of the Federal Republic of Germany (RFA), West Berlin, of the capital of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) between those years.It is the best known symbol of the Cold War and of the division of Germany.This wall was referred to in the GDR as "Antifascist Protection Wall" (Antifaschistischer Schutzwall) and by the media and part of Western public opinion as "wall of shame" (Schandmauer
The Eastern Bloc dominated by the Soviets argued that the wall was built to protect its population from fascist elements that conspired to prevent the popular will to build a socialist state in East Germany.
A 45-kilometer wall divided the city of Berlin into two, while another 115 kilometers surrounded its western part, isolating it from the GDR. That is, the Wall was the state border between the GDR and the West Berlin enclave. It was one of the best known symbols of the Cold War and the separation of Germany.
Option: C. The Berlin Wall was erected to prevent skilled workers leaving the country.
The Berlin Wall first created to prevent people from leaving East German, which came under the communism (Russia). The East German government construct the wall in 196. People were leaving East Germany because of the economic as well as political reasons. The brain drain of educated workers and youngsters had a destabilizing impact on the East German economy. The only way to stop the moving of people was to close the border between West and East Berlin.
The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 to stop an exodus from the eastern, communist part of divided Germany to the more prosperous west. Between 1949 and 1961 more than 2.6 million East Germans, out of a total population of 17 million, had escaped.
Communists wanted to keep people in East Berlin.
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