On #ThisDayinHistory 1989, the Berlin Wall was officially opened, allowing travel from East to West Berlin: The following day, celebrating Germans began to tear the wall down #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Nov.09: One of the ugliest and most infamous symbols of the Cold War was soon reduced to rubble that was quickly snatched up by souvenir hunters: The decision followed a similar decision by Hungarian officials a few weeks earlier to open the border between Hungary and Austria #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/7375 This effectively ended the purpose of the Berlin Wall, since East German citizens could now circumvent it by going through Hungary, into Austria, and into West Germany……..The decision to open the wall was also a reflection of the immense political changes taking place in East Germany, where the old communist leadership was rapidly losing power and the populace was demanding free elections and movement toward a free market system………Unlike 1956 and 1968, when Soviet forces ruthlessly crushed protests in Hungary and Czechoslovakia, respectively, Gorbachev actually encouraged the East German action………….As such, the destruction of the Berlin Wall was one of the most significant actions leading to the end of the Cold War. #BerlinWall #1989 #ColdWar #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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