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FC: East/West Germany Border Dispute: | By, Logan Farthing

1: The Berlin wall conflict | The Berlin Wall divided the Russian Zone of Berlin from the US British & French zones of occupation. The Iron Curtain divided the countries of the Warsaw Pact from the west. Effectively the Berlin Wall was a city wide section of the Iron Curtain.

2: Wall Comes down | Berlin Wall continued to get worse and worse. But in the evening of November 9th, 1989 Gunter Schabowski, Minister of Propoganda, read out a note at a press conference announcing that the border would be opened for "private trips abroad”. The news spread like wildfire and the German people immediately gathered in their thousands by the checkpoints, demanding passage. There was some confusion as to what the official line was and the border guards, uncertain of what to do and ill-equipped to deal with the huge and unyielding mob, were forced to let them pass. The Wall had fallen.

3: Conflicts of the wall | Even though security was all over there were escape attempts were common. Up to 5,000 were said to have reached the other side of the wall.

4: Sad stories from the wall | The sadist story out off all of them in my opinion is a little boy that was 8 named Peter Fetcher climb over the wall and was shot in the hip and was left to die. there are many more that i could talk about but thats the one i wanted to share.

5: Bibliography | http://www.dailysoft.com/berlinwall/history/index.htm

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