The Berlin Crisis

  • Created by: S. Mata
  • Created on: 07-03-19 17:22
What was the Berlin Crisis?
When Khrushchev initiated the building of the Berlin Wall (not to be confused with the Berlin Blockade).
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12/13th August 1961
East Berliners begin building the wall (with barbed wire)
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16th August 1961
Construction of wall continues, only now using concrete blocks.
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Total length of the Berlin Wall?
96 miles/ 155km
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Length of the wall that went across the vertical division of East and West Berlin?
28 miles/ 43km
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Height of the wall?
3.60m / 11-13 feet
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Number of watchtowers along the wall?
302 watchtowers
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How many people died trying to cross the wall?
Over 200 people died (over the course of 1961-1989)
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How many people in total managed to cross the wall?
5,000 people
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12/13th August 1961

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East Berliners begin building the wall (with barbed wire)

Card 3

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16th August 1961

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Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

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Total length of the Berlin Wall?

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Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

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Length of the wall that went across the vertical division of East and West Berlin?

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Preview of the front of card 5
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