The Berlin Wall 1961

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By 1961 how many people were crossing from East to West Berlin?
4,000 people a day
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What problems did this create for the USSR by people crossing for East to West?
Propaganda and economic problems as young educated skilled workers were leaving the East Berlin economy
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What did Khrushchev do to help the crisis at the Vienna Summit in 1961?
He raised the issue with JFK but he refused to co operate
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What did Khrushchev threaten the US with in regards to Berlin and how did they respond?
Khrushchev threatened to cut off Berlin entirely so JFK sent 40,000 troops to Europe and asked Congress for another $3.25 billion
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When did the Berlin wall go up?
13th August 1961, Germans sealed West Berlin off from the East with a wire fence which was later replaced by a 30 mile wall
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What did the Wall do to the tensions between East and West?
It eased tensions as it allowed the East to rebuild without workers leaving to the West
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How was the Berlin Wall beneficial to the West?
It was a powerful propaganda tool against communism and the USSR
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