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date: 09 August 2022

Berlin Wall. 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
Marion F. DeshmukhMarion F. Deshmukh

In the late 1950s the Soviet Union desired to incorporate the whole of divided Berlin into one city within East Germany. The British, French, and Americans refused to allow what they saw as the symbol of democracy fall under Russian and East German hegemony. Tensions mounted for two years while the Western Allies and the Soviets exchanged memos and held high-level ministerial meetings to resolve the dispute. As the great powers argued over Berlin's status, hundreds of East Germans crossed the border in Berlin to the west, depriving the ... ...

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