History UsefulNotes / Berlin

26th Nov '17 2:36:41 PM nombretomado
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With the [[HoleInFlag political climate in the world changing]], Berlin got directly affected. The Berlin Wall became obsolete when the GDR opened its borders to the West on November 9, 1989. Less than a year later, Berlin once again became the capital of a [[UsefulNotes/TheBerlinRepublic (re-)united Germany]]. But it had yet to take until 1999 until the all-German government and parliament finally moved back to Berlin (post-war and pre-unification, the capital of West Germany had been Bonn, in case you're wondering) and during much of TheNineties, Berlin was dubbed as the biggest construction site of Europe.

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With the [[HoleInFlag [[UsefulNotes/HoleInFlag political climate in the world changing]], Berlin got directly affected. The Berlin Wall became obsolete when the GDR opened its borders to the West on November 9, 1989. Less than a year later, Berlin once again became the capital of a [[UsefulNotes/TheBerlinRepublic (re-)united Germany]]. But it had yet to take until 1999 until the all-German government and parliament finally moved back to Berlin (post-war and pre-unification, the capital of West Germany had been Bonn, in case you're wondering) and during much of TheNineties, Berlin was dubbed as the biggest construction site of Europe.
24th Nov '17 9:49:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/GoodByeLenin!''- the fall of EastGermany.

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* ''Film/GoodByeLenin!''- the fall of EastGermany.UsefulNotes/EastGermany.
30th Oct '17 4:10:21 AM jeez
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* ''Series/BabylonBerlin'', directed by Tom Tykwer (and others) is set in late 1920s Weimar-era Berlin, with all the expected virbant colours, jazzy parties, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick political unrest]].
21st Oct '17 2:57:32 PM nombretomado
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Due to its special "four power state", West Berlin was not officially part of WestGermany, though it was treated like another German state as far as possible. This also meant that West German conscription didn't apply to West Berlin, making it a haven for draft dodgers from "the provinces".

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Due to its special "four power state", West Berlin was not officially part of WestGermany, UsefulNotes/WestGermany, though it was treated like another German state as far as possible. This also meant that West German conscription didn't apply to West Berlin, making it a haven for draft dodgers from "the provinces".
15th Sep '17 9:54:14 PM Doug86
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* ''Film/{{M}}'', directed by Creator/FritzLang and featuring PeterLorre.

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* ''Film/{{M}}'', directed by Creator/FritzLang and featuring PeterLorre.Creator/PeterLorre.
8th Aug '17 9:34:21 PM coinneach
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* Seeed's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYK-NfOo7b4 Dickes B]] is a love letter to their hometown.
30th Jul '17 2:33:59 PM bt8257
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* Music/DavidBowie's ''Berlin'' trilogy are three albums recorded entirely or partly in Berlin (particularly the famous "Hansa-by-the-Wall" studio) and breathing a very specific city atmosphere: ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'', ''Music/{{Heroes}}'', and ''Music/{{Lodger}}'' (with ''Music/StationToStation'', recorded in Los Angeles but inspired in part by Bowie's European travels, serving as an "introduction" and/or a bridge to his previous, soul/funk-influenced work, ''Music/YoungAmericans''). The title track of ''Heroes'' specifically mentions the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. In Berlin it's almost seen as an anthem and Bowie even recorded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXV3rlr9G04a German version of it]].

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* Music/DavidBowie's ''Berlin'' trilogy are three albums recorded entirely or partly in Berlin (particularly the famous "Hansa-by-the-Wall" studio) and breathing a very specific city atmosphere: ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'', ''Music/{{Heroes}}'', ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'', and ''Music/{{Lodger}}'' (with ''Music/StationToStation'', recorded in Los Angeles but inspired in part by Bowie's European travels, serving as an "introduction" and/or a bridge to his previous, soul/funk-influenced work, ''Music/YoungAmericans''). The title track of ''Heroes'' specifically mentions the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. In Berlin it's almost seen as an anthem and Bowie even recorded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXV3rlr9G04a German version of it]].
30th Jul '17 2:26:48 PM bt8257
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If you're lucky, you might see some of West Berlin's (extremely vibrant) music scene and nightlife (being one of the early centers of so-called "{{Krautrock}}" and Music/DavidBowie (the albums ''Music/StationToStation'', ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'' and ''Music/{{Heroes}}'') and [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]] (the albums ''Music/TheIdiot'' and ''Music/LustForLife'') both having recorded there on the basis of its reputation).

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If you're lucky, you might see some of West Berlin's (extremely vibrant) music scene and nightlife (being one of the early centers of so-called "{{Krautrock}}" and Music/DavidBowie (the albums ''Music/StationToStation'', ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'' and ''Music/{{Heroes}}'') Low]]'', ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'', ''Music/{{Lodger}}'') and [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]] (the albums ''Music/TheIdiot'' and ''Music/LustForLife'') both having recorded there on the basis of its reputation).
17th Jun '17 1:47:39 PM nombretomado
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* Music/DavidBowie's ''Berlin'' trilogy are three albums recorded entirely or partly in Berlin (particularly the famous "Hansa-by-the-Wall" studio) and breathing a very specific city atmosphere: ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'', ''Music/{{Heroes}}'', and ''Music/{{Lodger}}'' (with ''Music/StationToStation'', recorded in Los Angeles but inspired in part by Bowie's European travels, serving as an "introduction" and/or a bridge to his previous, soul/funk-influenced work, ''Music/YoungAmericans''). The title track of ''Heroes'' specifically mentions UsefulNotes/TheBerlinWall. In Berlin it's almost seen as an anthem and Bowie even recorded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXV3rlr9G04a German version of it]].

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* Music/DavidBowie's ''Berlin'' trilogy are three albums recorded entirely or partly in Berlin (particularly the famous "Hansa-by-the-Wall" studio) and breathing a very specific city atmosphere: ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'', ''Music/{{Heroes}}'', and ''Music/{{Lodger}}'' (with ''Music/StationToStation'', recorded in Los Angeles but inspired in part by Bowie's European travels, serving as an "introduction" and/or a bridge to his previous, soul/funk-influenced work, ''Music/YoungAmericans''). The title track of ''Heroes'' specifically mentions UsefulNotes/TheBerlinWall.the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. In Berlin it's almost seen as an anthem and Bowie even recorded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXV3rlr9G04a German version of it]].
17th Jun '17 1:43:33 PM nombretomado
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* If you're standing next to the East Side Gallery, you're in the eastern half (see BerlinWall).

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* If you're standing next to the East Side Gallery, you're in the eastern half (see BerlinWall).UsefulNotes/BerlinWall).



Berlin suffered more destruction than any other European city in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Allied bombing raids and the invasion of the Red Army took a harsh toll on the city, making the population plummet to about three million, where it essentially remained since then. After UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler took his own life in a bunker and Germany surrendered, the Allies divided the old Reich capital akin to the rest of what remained of Germany, with the French in the northwest, the British in the west, the Americans in the south, and the Soviets in the east. Berlin suffered greatly under being the playball of the superpowers in the upcoming UsefulNotes/ColdWar, leading to its division. East Berlin was quickly integrated into the structures of UsefulNotes/EastGermany, serving as its capital. West Berlin survived the Soviet blockade of 1948/49 via the Berlin Airlift, keeping its status as an island of the free world amid the red sea of communism. For many years, it was easy to flee from the East to the West via Berlin. To turn off this leak in the Iron Curtain, the GDR built the infamous death trap commonly called the BerlinWall on August 13, 1961.

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Berlin suffered more destruction than any other European city in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Allied bombing raids and the invasion of the Red Army took a harsh toll on the city, making the population plummet to about three million, where it essentially remained since then. After UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler took his own life in a bunker and Germany surrendered, the Allies divided the old Reich capital akin to the rest of what remained of Germany, with the French in the northwest, the British in the west, the Americans in the south, and the Soviets in the east. Berlin suffered greatly under being the playball of the superpowers in the upcoming UsefulNotes/ColdWar, leading to its division. East Berlin was quickly integrated into the structures of UsefulNotes/EastGermany, serving as its capital. West Berlin survived the Soviet blockade of 1948/49 via the Berlin Airlift, keeping its status as an island of the free world amid the red sea of communism. For many years, it was easy to flee from the East to the West via Berlin. To turn off this leak in the Iron Curtain, the GDR built the infamous death trap commonly called the BerlinWall UsefulNotes/BerlinWall on August 13, 1961.



The city is generally depicted in these contexts as grey and dreary, especially the eastern part (not quite true, as a third of the city is in the form of parks). It works best at night. Dead drops, double-crosses and defections are the order of the day. Expect someone to attempt to run the BerlinWall.

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The city is generally depicted in these contexts as grey and dreary, especially the eastern part (not quite true, as a third of the city is in the form of parks). It works best at night. Dead drops, double-crosses and defections are the order of the day. Expect someone to attempt to run the BerlinWall.
UsefulNotes/BerlinWall.
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