THE BERLIN WALL
After the construction of the Berlin wall in 1961, West Berlin was completely cut off from East Germany and from East Berlin. The barrier included guard towers placed along tall concrete walls, which encompassed a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses.
It was claimed that the wall was built to protect its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany. The wall prevented those living within to leave and those outside to enter. The Berlin Wall stood until it’s official opening in 1989 and it’s demolition from 1990-1992. By the time the wall was demolished, at least 170 people had died trying to get out, but on the other hand, over 5,000 managed to escape.
But How Does This Affect The World Today?
Bringing down the Berlin Wall was what reunited Germany as it was released from the grasp of the Soviet Union and marked the end of the Cold War, which had the world on the brink of nuclear war for more than 40 years.