Economy Of Berlin

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Economy Of Berlin

  1. 1. Economy of Berlin<br />Before and after the Berlin Wall<br />By: KamPrakash, Justin Connelly, & Ben Whiteman<br />
  2. 2. Berlin began as a Manufacturing City <br />Berlin is the capital city of Germany<br />Began as a manufacturing city<br />Film capital of the World before WW II<br />Largest university city<br />Half of 1.6 million workers are in the service sector <br />Both Nazi Germany and Soviets led to economic downfalls<br />
  3. 3. The Berlin Wall was built in 1961<br />The wall was built on August 13, 1961 <br />Separated East Germany and West Germany<br />98 confirmed deaths of those trying to cross wall<br /> Although over 200 are expected<br />Officially opened on October 3, 1990<br />
  4. 4. After WW II Germany was divided into four <br />After WWII France, Britain, Soviet Russia, and USA took over what was left of Germany and divided the demolished country into four parts <br />The city of Berlin was divided into four as well<br />Talk of the Cold War worried the allies and they branched apart<br />Those under the Soviet communism began to flee to West Germany<br />East Germany began to lose its most successful professionals<br />
  5. 5. British Owned<br />Soviet Owned<br />Berlin<br />U.S. Owned<br />French Owned<br />
  6. 6. Brandenburg Gate<br />Berlin Wall<br />Guard Tower<br />
  7. 7. Tensions grew as permits were need to cross East Germany<br /><ul><li>Visas were required to cross to other side
  8. 8. Checkpoint Charlie was used to screen those wanting to cross
  9. 9. Professional reasons, and work related
  10. 10. Due to this families were split and, jobs and chances for financial improvements were cut off</li></li></ul><li>
  11. 11. Brandenburg Gate ensured an entry to freedom<br /><ul><li>The wall was built in 1788, and unable to be reached by residents of West Berlin
  12. 12. Gate was sealed off when the Berlin Wall was built in 1961
  13. 13. Served as a formal entry way
  14. 14. Reflects the country's past</li></ul>(Memories from the previous wars)<br /><ul><li>Peaceful achievements unlike any other landmark in Germany</li></li></ul><li>Sign warning people they were about to leave West Berlin<br />
  15. 15. 100-200 estimated deaths trying to cross the wall<br />Story of Peter Fechter an 18 year old boy trying to cross the wall on August 17, 1962<br />
  16. 16. June 12, 1987 the beginning of freedom for Berlin<br />Berlin is 500 years older then our own nation<br />“Every man is a Berliner, forced to look upon a scar”<br />“In the West we stand ready to cooperate with the East to promote true openness, to breakdown barriers that separate people, to create a safer, freer world”<br />
  17. 17. Many fled from the East to the West for a better life<br />The West had more freedom<br />Some fled just to simply stay nourished<br />East Berlin saw an economic decline because of this<br />Families wanted job security along with a positive outlook for their future<br />
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  19. 19. Berlin’s Economy switches to Service Sector<br />Simultaneous growth in:<br />Service<br />science <br />research sectors<br />Berlin is primarily a service sector <br />Currently focused on:<br />electrical <br />chemical <br />food processing<br />
  20. 20. Berlin’s economy improves, while senior citizens struggle<br />Daimler-Benz, Sony, IBM-Germany, and German Rail have headquarters along the Spree<br />Poverty amongst senior citizens is increasing<br /> New Regulations result in benefit cuts<br />Berlin has the third highest rate of state funding for its residents<br />
  21. 21. Berlin unemployment rate has significantly seen a decline since 2002<br />
  22. 22. Berlin Surpasses Brandenburg in 2008 Nominal GDP<br />
  23. 23. Berlin Airport to be completed in 2011<br />New Berlin Brandenburg International Airport is under construction with completion scheduled for 2011. <br />Construction of the airport will create approximately 100,000 jobs<br />Damian Power said. “That is an up-and-coming area...”<br />
  24. 24. Thank You For Your TimeQuestions?Comments?<br />
  25. 25. Works cited page<br />_Economy of Berlin_.20 May 2002. Country Watch. Business Source Complete. 27 April 2009<br />http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0856907.html <br />http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=29376&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html <br />http://au.encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761570640/Berlin_(city).html<br />http://www.berlin.de/berlin-im-ueberblick/wirtschaft/berliner_wirtschaft.en.html <br />http://www.city-data.com/world-cities/Berlin-Economy.html <br />http://www.indiewire.com/article/buyers_in_berlin_bad_movies_bad_economy_both <br />http://www.usatoday.com/marketplace/ibi/berlin.htm<br />

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