Friday, November 09, 2018

On this day the Berlin Wall fell

[VIDEO] On this day 29 years ago, the Berlin Wall fell. The above video is a history of the Berlin Wall. The wall divided the German city of Berlin between the American allied west and the Communist allied east. It was considered a symbol of the so-called "Iron Curtain.

I'm glad Berlin is one city again and that the gov't that ran East Berlin and East Germany fell and the nation of Germany was reunited under a democratic regime.

I vaguely remember this event back in 1989, but because of my youth failed to understand its impact. It likely had less of an impact on me than the sight of a person confronting a tank during the Tiananmen Square uprising earlier that same year.

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