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The Berlin Wall (1948-1989)

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The wall that seperated East and West
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 21 Apr 1945  CERussia takes Berlin and General Weidling surrenders.
  8 May 1945  CEAs World War II ends, Berlin is divided into 4 sectors: the American, British, French in the West and the Soviet in the East.
  1 Jul 1945  CEUS, British, and French troops move into Berlin.
 30 Jun 1946  CEAt the instigation of the Soviet military administration, the demarcation line between East and West Germany is safeguarded.
 29 Oct 1946  CEA 30 day valid 'Interzonenpass' is required to travel between the sectors in Germany.
   Feb 1948  CEThe Cold War intensified when the Communists took over Czechoslovakia and the USSR.
 23 Jun 1948  CEBerlin is divided into two different currency zones.
 24 Jun 1948  CEThe Soviet Union begins the Berlin Blockade which cut off West Berlin from the West.
 25 Jun 1948  CEFollowing the Soviet blockade, the United States begins vast airlift to keep Berlin supplied with food and fuel.
    1948  CESoviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin.
 12 May 1949  CEThe Berlin Blockade came to an end.
 24 May 1949  CEFederal Republic of Germany is founded (West Germany).
 30 Sep 1949  CEBerlin Airlift ends after 277,000 flights.
    1949  CERussian stop train traffic West-Berlin
    1950  CEWest Berlin granted a constitution.
 26 May 1952  CEThe border between East and West Germany and between East Germany and West Berlin is closed. Only the border between East and West Berlin remains open.
    1953  CERiots in East Germany for reunification.
    1955  CEEast Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, USSR.
    1955  CEWarsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania.
 24 Aug 1960  CEAt the Berlin Wall, for the first time, a refugee is shot by members of the Volkspolizei (People's Police Force).
 13 Aug 1961  CEBuilding of the Berlin Wall between West and East Berlin begins with the errection of barbed wire barriers along the broder.
 24 Aug 1961  CEFor the first time a refugee is shot at the Berlin Wall by members of the Volkspolizei (People's Police Force).
 25 Oct 1961  CEAt Checkpoint Charlie on the Berlin Wall, Allied and Soviet tanks face one another after GDR border police had refused to permit members of the US Military Mission to enter East Berlin.
 17 Aug 1962  CEE German border guards shot & kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector.
    1964  CEUS reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany.
    1968  CENew socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect.
    1972  CESoviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany.
    1986  CE2 US servicemen die in West Berlin discotheque bombing 
  9 Nov 1989  CEThe Berlin Wall was opened to allow free travel between East and West.
 22 Dec 1989  CEOn what was the Berlin Wall the Brandenburg Gate is opened.
 22 Dec 1989  CEThe Brandenburg Gate is opened.
    1989  CEEast Germany drops the communist monopoly from its constitution.
    1989  CEThousands of East Germans flee to West Germany.
  1 Jul 1990  CEWest and East Germany merge currency and economies.
  3 Oct 1990  CEEast Germany and West Germany merge to become Germany.
    1990  CEEast and West Germany sign a monetary union treaty.
    1990  CERegional elections held, in what was East Germany.
    1990  CEUS, Britain, France, USSR, East & West Germanys sign agreements allowing the 2 Germanys to merge.
 
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