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Tensions with the Soviet Union

In the aftermath of World War II, Germany was divided into four different zones that were occupied by different nations: the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the Soviet Union. The...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2019, 2:28 pm (UTC)

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Tensions with the Soviet Union

Cold War tensions certainly existed before the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. However, the wall certainly increased those tensions. Most of all, the presence of the Berlin Wall was a...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2018, 2:26 pm (UTC)

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Tensions with the Soviet Union

Once the Berlin Wall was built, some Germans were isolated from their families, friends, and jobs on the other side of the wall. The Soviets built the Berlin Wall around West Berlin in order to...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2015, 2:19 pm (UTC)

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Tensions with the Soviet Union

Berlin was a flashpoint in the Cold War largely because it was the place where it was easiest for people to move from the communist bloc to the West. East Germans could very easily go to West...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2012, 3:50 am (UTC)

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Tensions with the Soviet Union

The Soviet Union built the Berlin Wall separating communist East Germany from democratic West Germany because the fence they erected was not doing its job. Yes, it started as a fence and over time...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2008, 3:57 pm (UTC)

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Tensions with the Soviet Union

When the Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961, it effectively created two Berlins. For the residents of West Berlin, the construction of this wall served to make them feel more isolated from the...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2019, 11:00 am (UTC)

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Tensions with the Soviet Union

The Berlin wall was both a fact of and a symbol of the Cold War. It was created as a result of the way in which Germany was divided up following World War II (the Potsdam agreement). Berlin was a...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2016, 2:07 pm (UTC)

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Tensions with the Soviet Union

The construction of the Wall did a fair amount to lower the temperature (assuming that you mean that it reduced tensions). As John F. Kennedy once said, it was better to have the wall than to have...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2012, 1:47 pm (UTC)

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Tensions with the Soviet Union

The Cold War began with the Industrial Revoluton. Karl Marx and others looked around them and did not like the greed they saw running amok. Marx wrote the Communisf Manifesto as a response to the...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2011, 10:31 am (UTC)

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Tensions with the Soviet Union

I think that the Berlin Wall is not as much a catalyst to the Cold War as a reflection of it. When I consider the role of a "catalyst," what comes to my mind is something that initiated the event....

Latest answer posted April 20, 2012, 9:46 am (UTC)

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