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Introduction
By the 1960s Berlin was still divided - the
USSR controlled the East and the USA
guaranteed freedom in the West. Thousands
of refugees escaped to West Berlin each day
- much to the embarrassment of the USSR -
so in 1961 Khrushchev closed the border and
ordered the construction of a wall to stop
people leaving.…read more

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What were the problems in
Western Berlin??
The soviets were embarrassed!!
Nearly 2,000 refugees a day were fleeing to the
West through west Berlin - hardly proof of the
Soviet claim that the Communist way of life was
better than capitalism!
Many of those leaving were skilled and qualified
workers.
The Soviets believed (rightly) that West Berlin
was a centre for US espionage.…read more

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Which side do
you think is
West or East
Berlin?…read more

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Looks bleak
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Which side do
you think is
West or East
Berlin?
Shows how the wall
looked. It curved, wasn'
Shows how high the
t just a straight line
wall was…read more

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