Berlin Wall Separation

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The Lead to Separation: The Berlin Wall Throughout history different countries and the entire world have had difficult times. Things such as economic issues or troubles during a time of war can lead to problems for a country. No matter what kind of situation, all can be very hurtful to a nation and can even make it impossible for a country to rebound. In this rebuilding process countries can have difficulty agreeing with decisions. Some decisions can be about how the government should be run. With disagreements there can be separation and division throughout the country. This can eventually lead to events that can ruin a country or be known as a downfall in their history. Germany is an example of a country that had many struggles after the…show more content…
They were able to do this because Berlin was surrounded by East Germany. This was to make western powers leave the city because it would be impossible to run their stable government in Berlin. The East had thought this plan was working and was making them completely independent from the rest of Germany. They felt that they could force West Germany to break off from them (Tiscali) West Germany was able to conquer this by the idea known as the Berlin Airlift. Many people in the West were struggling with basic needs like food and fuel. The Airlift was West Germany flying over and dropping basic needs in West Berlin. Berlin was able to have their supply of food and the blockade actually became very useless as West Germany continued to do this plane delivery (Tusa 319) East Germany decided to take down the barriers, which increased the anger between East and West creating more controversy. The Blockade actually weakened East Germany in different ways. The Soviets thought that they may have to go to war with West Germany and the West looked like they could take over the entire country. At this point it was better off to be living in the West because of the more stable…show more content…
Citizens were treated differently than the ones in the West. East Germany was always facing repressions so the biggest problem was requiring all workers to work more. If they did not follow this new law then their income dropped by one-third of their original paycheck. This already showed how unfair the life was becoming in the East. Many of the workers became angry and started protesting against the government. Many of the sayings at the protest were "Down with the 10% rise in the norms!"(Shives). It just shows how outraged they were about being treated poorly. The riots actually became so violent that they had to bring in tanks and open fire on the citizens that became too outraged. Many people started struggling in the East. The West jumped in and gave East Berlin food and other supplies they needed. With this West Germany showed their power that they have over East Germany and how it is better to live in the West. Times only got worse in the East and that is when people actually started leaving East Berlin to enter the West because it was not yet
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