Why was the Berlin Wall built?

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  • Why was the Berlin Wall built?
    • Berlin was deep inside of Eastern Germany. So, the Berlin Wall was used to separate Western-influenced West Berlin from the communist East Berlin.
    • The Western forces joined together to form West Berlin which was used as a headquarter for spying on the Soviet Berlin and Germany.
    • West Berlin was much more prosperous than communist East Berlin and so many talented people from Soviet Berlin crossed over into West Berlin.
    • The USA and the USSR both had very different ideologies. Americans believed in capitalism whereas the Soviets believed in socialism.

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