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Major events

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

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