History UsefulNotes / BerlinWall

5th Mar '16 10:07:17 PM Acebrock
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'''Ways People Tried to Illegally Cross The Wall Wall'''

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'''Ways People Tried to Illegally Cross The Wall Wall'''
17th Feb '16 12:05:48 PM DDRMASTERM
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Another (legal-ish) way was Bonn actually paying East Germany to allow them to leave; this allowed the GDR to get much needed hard currency and to get rid of troublesome dissidents. This actually made about them about 3.5 ''billion'' Deutschmarks.

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Another (legal-ish) way was Bonn actually paying East Germany to allow them to leave; this allowed the GDR to get much needed hard currency and to get rid of troublesome dissidents. This actually made about them about 3.5 ''billion'' Deutschmarks.
4th Dec '15 5:41:34 PM wrestlingdog909
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1st Dec '15 1:58:22 AM LondonKdS
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* The Wall plays a major role in ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'', which is about the arrangement of the first prisoner exchange between West and East during the Cold War. The day of the Wall's first construction is depicted (ahistorically shown as being masonry from the start) and an American student is taken prisoner by the East Germans after foolishly trying to rescue his girlfriend. Later the American protagonist makes several crossings of the Wall to negotiate with Soviets and East Germans in East Berlin, and witnesses two people being shot by border guards while trying to cross illegally. The film ends with the actual exchange at the Glienecke Bridge.
2nd Nov '15 3:12:07 PM Josef5678
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* The Berlin Wall became just a part of what came to be called the "inner German border", which was a wall that separated the entire nation of East Germany from West Germany and was part of the IronCurtain. A series of 3-4 meter (12-15 foot) high metal fences, walls, armed guards, guard dogs, barbed wire, electric alarms, trenches, watchtowers, automatic guns and minefields. The Berlin Wall, which separated East and West Berlin, was the most famous part of the system but formed less than a tenth of the whole - it omitted the automatic gun and minefields part because it would be spectacularly bad publicity for the GDR for someone to get killed like that in a major city.

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* The Berlin Wall became just a part of what came to be called the "inner German border", which was a wall that separated the entire nation of East Germany from West Germany and was part of the IronCurtain.UsefulNotes/IronCurtain. A series of 3-4 meter (12-15 foot) high metal fences, walls, armed guards, guard dogs, barbed wire, electric alarms, trenches, watchtowers, automatic guns and minefields. The Berlin Wall, which separated East and West Berlin, was the most famous part of the system but formed less than a tenth of the whole - it omitted the automatic gun and minefields part because it would be spectacularly bad publicity for the GDR for someone to get killed like that in a major city.
18th Sep '15 12:59:59 PM Milarqui
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* Briefly visited in chapter 3: of ''FanFic/TheConversionBureauColdWar'', where an American patrol squad in West Germany gets ambushed by PER terrorist.

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* * Briefly visited in chapter 3: of ''FanFic/TheConversionBureauColdWar'', where an American patrol squad in West Germany gets ambushed by PER terrorist.
* In ''FanFic/MakeAWish'', Harry visits the Berlin Wall's museum and finds out there is a magical section - turns out several Russian wizards put wards on the Wall. When a couple of German Aurors following Harry (who they think is a super-powerful wizard called Mr Black) enter the museum later, the museum guide slightly misleads them over the conversation she had with "Mr Black", and they find a picture with a man that has a strangely blurred face - which leads them to think "Mr Black" may have been there, destroying the Wall along the East Germans.
17th Jul '15 6:35:40 AM moloch
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* A person is shot dead in ''Film/FuneralInBerlin'' as MI5 tries to smuggle a defected Russian scientist from East to West. Coincidentally the plan involves a hearse; the Israelis (who are after the scientist as well, who is said to be a Nazi war criminal) are a tad miffed when the delivered body [[spoiler:is the man in the West who arranged the transport, instead of the scientist]].

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* A person is shot dead in ''Film/FuneralInBerlin'' involved the titular faked funeral as MI5 tries a ruse to smuggle defecting Soviet intelligence Colonel Stok across the Wall for MI5. The German gangster and escape maestro Kreutzmann even has a defected Russian scientist from lookalike East to West. Coincidentally the plan involves German pensioner killed and organizes a hearse; the Israelis (who are after the scientist as well, who is said to be a Nazi war criminal) are a tad miffed when the delivered body [[spoiler:is the man fake "relative" in the West who arranged to claim the transport, body. [[spoiler:Long story short, it was all a Soviet ploy to expose Kreutzmann, and when the coffin is opened in the West, it's him in it - dead - instead of the scientist]].Colonel]].
15th Jun '15 6:49:18 AM dranoel48
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Bits of it ended up all over the world, including at UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's Presidential Library in Simi Valley, UsefulNotes/{{California}}, UsefulNotes/GeraldFord's Presidential Library (we're asking the same question) in Grand Rapids, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}}, the gardens of UN Headquarters in New York City, the Newseum in WashingtonDC, and in Seoul, the capital of ''another'' country divided in two by a "wall" of sorts, even to this day.

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Bits of it ended up all over the world, including at UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's Presidential Library in Simi Valley, UsefulNotes/{{California}}, UsefulNotes/GeraldFord's Presidential Library (we're asking the same question) in Grand Rapids, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}}, the gardens of UN Headquarters in New York City, the Newseum in WashingtonDC, next to the Baker Institute at Rice University, and in Seoul, the capital of ''another'' country divided in two by a "wall" of sorts, even to this day.
22nd May '15 4:03:22 AM LeedsKing
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It was finally brought down on 9 November 1989, when an East German minister got confused in a press conference and announced new regulations that weren't supposed to take effect until the following day and would allow people through with exit visas. Thousands turned up at the border crossings and surprised Border Troops soldiers, finding no-one willing to use lethal force on unarmed demonstrators, let them through. The party was huge.

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It was finally brought down on 9 November 1989, when an East German minister got confused in a press conference and announced new regulations that weren't supposed to take effect until the following day and would allow people through with exit visas. Thousands turned up at the border crossings and surprised Border Troops soldiers, finding no-one willing to use lethal force on unarmed demonstrators, let them through. The party was huge.
huge. They even [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff loved them some David Hasselhoff]].
17th Apr '15 10:19:30 AM Patachou
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** "Holidays in the Sun" from ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocks'' by the Music/SexPistols

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** "Holidays in the Sun" from ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocks'' ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'' by the Music/SexPistols
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