The Berlin Wall as a Cultural Heritage for Berliners
The Berlin wall is common for its cultural heritage, and it is still one of the city’s first sights to see. The wall had a special aura that was treated as a holy relic that spoke for the deliverance from the cold war. The people, language, and traditions make the German culture unique. It has a key role in the history of Europe, and English speakers call it Germany. German culture has been influenced throughout Germany’s rich history once as an important part of The Holy Roman Empire, and later as one of the most stable economies in the world.
In 1961. East German soldiers started lying down barbed wire and bricks for a barrier covering the Soviet-controlled East Berlin and democratic western section of the city. After World War 2 ended, Germany was defeated and then got divided into Soviet, American, British and French zones of occupation.
The city of Berlin was part of the Soviet zone and was also split. The Soviets had taken the eastern part of the city. In June 1948, the Soviets attempted to block West Berlin, the eastern section was taken even more tightly into the Soviet fold. 12 years later, it was cut off from the western counterpart and was reduced to a Soviet satellite, East Germany saw around 1.5 million and 3 million of its citizens go to West Germany in search of better opportunities.
Germany was divided into East and West Germany on May 8th 1949. 2.6 million East Germans traveled to West Germany. Construction of the Berlin Wall had stopped refugees from East to West, and it calmed down the crisis over Berlin. After almost 2 years after the Berlin Wall came up, John F. Kennedy delivered one of the most famous addresses of his presidency to a crowd of more than 120,000 gathered outside West Berlin’s city hall.
Just a few inches away from the Brandenburg Gate. John F. Kennedy’s speech is remembered for this line, “I am a Berliner.” East and way West Germany came together on something called “Unity Day” one year after the destruction of the Berlin Wall. Ever since 1945 Soviet forces occupied Eastern Germany, the United States and other forces occupied the Western half of the nation at the close of World War 2. After Dividing Germany they had to come to serve as one of the most enduring symbols of the cold war.
Thirty years ago the Berlin Wall fell. Powerful images like people dancing on walls, others assumed that from now on freedom would reign around the world. Capitalism had prevailed over the state-run socialist model, and people spoke of the end of history. This euphoria today is giving away a more sober mood, not because Francis Fukuyama’s prophecy proved wrong on many levels. Once the conflict between the systems of communism and capitalist came to an end, the face of the social market economy began to change. The system people had yearned for, had experienced an astounding renaissance of Neo liberalism.
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