The East German military began constructing the Berlin Wall in 1961 for the purpose of preventing civilians from crossing into West Berlin, which was part of West Germany. The wall began as a line of barbed wire guarded ... More »

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The traditional date marking the fall of the Berlin Wall is Nov. 9, 1989. On this day, the government of East Germany allowed people to cross freely into West Berlin. The government removed some portions of the wall to c... More »

The Berlin Wall was torn down on Nov. 9, 1989. It was built to separate East Berlin from West Berlin. Construction started on Aug.13, 1961, using barbed wire and concrete. The wall made it very difficult for people to de... More »

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The Berlin Wall, which surrounded West Berlin, was 96 miles long. Of this perimeter, the border between West Berlin and surrounding East Germany was 69.5 miles, while the border between East and West Berlin was 26.8 mile... More »

The East German military built the Berlin Wall after World War II to prevent the migration of civilians to the Allied West. Many Eastern Germans did not want to live under their communist leaders and attempted to cross t... More »

The Berlin Wall was torn down as a symbol of the fall of the repressive East German communist government. When East Germans were finally allowed to freely enter West Germany, on Nov. 9, 1989, thousands of Germans respond... More »

The Berlin Wall was torn down on Nov. 9, 1989. It was built to separate East Berlin from West Berlin. Construction started on Aug.13, 1961, using barbed wire and concrete. The wall made it very difficult for people to de... More »

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