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Berliners storm the Wall, 9/11/1989
Berlin, the night of 9–10 November 1989:
The opening of East German borders to the West.
East and West Berliners storm the Wall near the Brandenburg Gate.
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November 2019 - 30 Years since the The Fall of the Berlin Wall
9th November 2019 - 30 Years since the The Fall of the Berlin Wall.
Constructed of the Berlin wall by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany), starting on 13 August 1961, cutting off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete wall, accompanied by a wide area (later known as the "death strip") that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
As the Cold War began to thaw across Eastern Europe, a series of revolutions in nearby Eastern Bloc countries caused a chain reaction in East Germany that ultimately resulted in the demise of the Wall. The spokesman for East Berlin's Communist Party announced on 9th November 1989, that, starting at midnight that day, citizens of the GDR were free to cross the country's borders. Its official demolition began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992.
Friedliche Revolution 1989 - 1990
DDR HISTORY 1949 - 1989