gdr ; est rule ; why build the wall ; building + importance

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when did ulbricht make suprtise public announcement?
15th june
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saying?
'no one intends to build a wall'
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yet what was decided after secret warsaw pact meetings _ k's support>
inly solution to emigration was seal the border
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why had ussr refused sed requests to build a wall up intil early '60s
feared it would be provocative + provoke trade restriction or become military
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ussr also argued what was insurmountable?
technical difficulties
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had to persuade ulbricht to take softer policies like stopping emigration by doing what?
convincing ppl the GDR was great
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when was there an eastern bloc st8 meeting in moscow?
3-5 aug '81
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decision taken to?
close east west border
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intense secrecy meant not all of who informed?
ulbricht's senior ministers
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what was the code name?
Operation Rose
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when?
early morning of 13th aug
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which troops were used?
east german
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by when were east and west completely blocked off?
6am
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what was cut between two parts?
telephone lines
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what were east germans told the measure was for?
protection from imperial aims of the west + promoting international peace
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initially how did k want to approach the border?
building slowly
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why?
pressure of time / fear military confrontation
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with no retaliation from the west what happende wiht the wall?
more permanent one gradually built almost complete by end of year
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