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  • The Berlin Wall By Gabe Gilch
  • The Berlin Wall
      • Built to keep Germans from fleeing to west
        • West - Democracy
        • East - Communism
      • Stretched over 100 miles
      • West side - Covered in graffiti
      • East side - plain, untouched
        • East Berliners were not allowed near the wall
  • The Berlin Wall
      • Many Germans tried to escape
        • Most were young
          • Stored in warehouses, flown to west Germany
      • The US stayed committed to defending west Berlin
      • Ronald Reagan challenged Mikhail Gorbachev
        • Mikhail Gorbachev - General Secretary for the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
        • "Tear down this wall!"
  • The Berlin Wall
      • November 9th, 1989
        • Border between western and eastern Germany was officially opened
      • In 1989 everyone was overwhelmed with happiness
      • "Wall Woodpeckers"
        • hammered pieces out of wall
        • sold as souvenirs
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