Why was the tearing down of the Berlin Wall in 1989 such an important event?
I know its important to the people of berlin, but need a broader and more explained answer! any more ideas you could give me!
The fall of the Berlin Wall was important because it represented the end of the Cold War.
Ever since the Berlin Wall was put up in 1961, it was a symbol of the tensions between communism and democracy. It was a symbol of how these tensions divided the entire world. It was the most recognizable physical symbol of this time in history. When the Berlin Wall fell, it was a physical manifestation of the end of the era. It was an action that would have been unimaginable only five years earlier. The fall of the wall was a huge event in the minds of those who were grown up at the time because it represented the end of an era that had never seemed likely to end.