Q. In what year was the Berlin wall erected?

1961


The Berlin Wall was constructed in the 1961. It surrounded West Berlin and separated it from East Berlin East Germany during the period from 1961 to 1989.

On August 13, 1961, the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East Germany) began to build a barbed wire and concrete between East and West Berlin.

Why was the Berlin Wall built?

The official purpose of this Berlin Wall was to keep Western “fascists” from entering East Germany and undermining the socialist state.

When did the Berlin Wall fall?

The border wall between East and West Germany was opened on November 9, 1989, following anti-government protests in East Germany and the democratization of other eastern and central European states.

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