Why the Berlin Wall was Built?

The Second World War resulted Germany in being fragmented in to two parts – East Germany under Soviet Union’s communist rule and West Germany that was democratic and supported by USA. Berlin is situated in the center of East Germany that’s why it was divided for the occupation by USA, England and Russia. The relation between the democratic West Germany and the communist East Germany was getting hostile. This led to a wall being built separating East and West Germany.

This wall prevented the people from East Germany to enter West Germany for enjoying freedom. Many workers of East Germany were lost who went to other part. The higher officials of East Germany thought that the best way to prevent the flow of manpower to west was to construct a wall. The wall was constructed on 13th August 1961 meters built with concrete having a length of was one hundred and seven kilometers and a height of four meters. A trench was made on the east part of the wall so that no vehicle may hit the wall restricting the people from jumping over the wall. Anyone who tried to cross the wall was shot without asking any question.

berlinwall Why the Berlin Wall was Built?

Nearly 2.6 million people came to West Germany before the construction of wall because that was the place where people could live with freedom but in the east there was communist rule which made the public.

The two countries were separated by this wall for 28 years. Finally East Germany opened the borders between east and West Germany on 9th November 1989. People of both the sides celebrated that day. They danced on the wall greeting each other with flowers.

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