The day the Berlin Wall came down

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Deutsche Welle correspondent Marcel Fürstenau gives a look at the events and aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago.

Fürstenau states that the Cold War, a global power struggle between dictatorship and democracy, ended in Berlin on November 9, 1989. The course of history, however, was set in motion by decisive events outside the country long before that.

In his detailed examination of the events, Fürstenau goes through the ‘magic’ of glasnost and perestroika; Gorbachev inspiration to Eastern Europeans; how Communism’s grip first broke in Poland and the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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