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Introduction - The fall of the wall - How it came about - What it symbolized to the world Building the Wall: World War II through construction (1961) - The Yalta Conference - The Defeat of Germany in WWII - Occupation zones / development of communist system in East Germany - Public reaction - The construction of the wall Life in the East under communism - The Soviet Union and its global influence - The communist system in East Germany - politburo/government structure - Daily life in East Germany - The Cold War Gorbachev and Perestroika The Fall & Reunification - Activism in East Germany - Changes in the politburo - The opening of the wall - Chancellor Kohl and Reunification - The ripple effect through Eastern Europe Germany and Europe since then Glossary of Russian and German terms Time line, WWII through 2005 Source Notes and further reading Index
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Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989 -- History.
Germany (East) -- Politics and government.
Communism -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990.