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Breaking Down the Walls

In August 1961 construction East Germany began construction on the Berlin Wall  in order to completely cut itself off from West Germany.   East Germany was firmly entrenched in becoming a socialist/fascist state, and threatened by the freedom offered on the other side. The barrier they built included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, and it included anti-vehicle trenches and defenses meant to keep people from defecting from the communist side to the democratic side.  In the post-World War II period from 1961 to 1990, over 5,000 Continue Reading