S: The Berlin Wall
FC: The Berlin Wall | The dividing line between Eastern and Western Europe. The Berlin Wall.
3: At the end of World War 2 Germany was split up into sections. One section consisted of a democratic government, and the other was ruled by communism. (Soviet Union)
4: Families and friends were separated for over 20 years
5: A wall was built to keep in the Eastern Germans trying to escape from the Soviet Union. No information was to pass between the Western Democratic Government and the Eastern Communist rule. Eastern rulers declared that the wall was simply a way to keep its eastern people away from the brain washing of the west. For East Germany did not have the power of free press.
6: Even after the wall was built many Eastern Germans tried to escape their imprisonment. Out of 10,000 only 5,000 made it across. The majority of the other 5,000 ended up dead. | Soldiers surrounded the wall waiting to kill whoever tried to escape
7: About 2,000 east German soldiers fled to the West. Everyone tried to escape.
8: By 1989 the effects of the wall had taken its toll, and the Eastern citizens were revolting. Many held marches and riots in protest for the fall of the Berlin Wall. With its people living in poverty, and all money spent, the Soviet Union had no other option then to break down the Wall. On Nov. 9, the Berlin Wall is opened. Travel restrictions are lifted. More than 10,000 East Germans cross the border to West Berlin. Mass celebrations last for days. People break pieces – even chunks – off the wall.
11: After the Fall of the Berlin Wall East Germans are Free. They gain control of their own Press and work towards Democracy with the West.