Berlin Wall TimelineNovember 23, 2014 – 05:02 pm

Berlin Wall Timeline

1949 The Federal Republic of Germany - West Germany - is founded on 12 May. On the 24 May, the German Democratic Republic - East Germany - is founded. 1953 Building workers in East Berlin riot over working conditions. The Red Army steps in to suppress the protests. The border between East and West Berlin is closed. Soldiers start to build the wall. What starts as barbed wire and light fencing builds up over the years into a complex series of wall…

Berlin Wall imagesMarch 29, 2015 – 11:54 am

Berlin Wall images

Construction of the Wall at Berlin s central Potsdamer Platz square on August 18, 1961, with GDR guards looking on. (© picture-alliance/dpa) A 19-year-old Volksarmist (GDR army soldier) named Conrad Schumann boldy jumped across the barbed wire barriers to escape from the Soviet occupation zone into the west on August 15, 1961. A film clip and photographs of his famous leap to freedom have been shown many times over across the world. (© picture-alliance/dpa)…

Berlin Wall EffectsJuly 9, 2015 – 07:54 am

Berlin Wall Effects

A wealth of nations , “We are now living in a G-Zero world, one in which no single country or bloc of countries has the political and economic leverage — or the will — to drive a truly international agenda. The result will be intensified conflict on the international stage over vitally important issues, such as international macroeconomic coordination, financial regulatory reform, trade policy and climate change.” Al-Qaeda Osama bin LadenAFP / Getty…

About the Berlin WallMay 4, 2015 – 08:48 am

About the Berlin Wall

West Berliner at the foot of the wall talks to East Berliner, November 1962. (Photo: NATO Handout / Getty Images) The Berlin Wall was both the physical division between West Berlin and East Germany from 1961 to 1989 and the symbolic boundary between democracy and Communism during the Cold War. Overview of the Berlin Wall The Berlin Wall was erected in the dead of night and for 28 years kept East Germans from fleeing to the West. Its destruction, which…