The Fall of the Berlin Wall Google Doodle

The Fall of the Berlin Wall Google Doodle


The Search Engine Google is showing this Doodle
in few countries for marking 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, a peaceful
revolution that signaled the simultaneous end of the Cold War and the beginning of German
reunification This pivotal event in world history was happened
on 9 November 1989. Winds of change were blowing across Europe
as new leadership in Russia, Poland, and Hungary had high hopes in East Germany for an end
to 28 years of strict travel restrictions. During a government press conference, an official
spokesman’s hasty statement gave reporters and TV viewers the mistaken impression that
East Germany would be allowing free travel between East and West Berlin. Within hours, a massive crowd gathered at
the wall, far outnumbering the border crossing guards. Some time before midnight, the officer in
charge of the checkpoint defied his superiors and gave the order to open the gate. Word spread quickly, and over the next few
days, 2 million jubilant Germans crossed the border, some singing, dancing, and toasting
the start of a new era while others began physically dismantling the wall. Erected on August 13, 1961, the barbed wire
and concrete edifice had long divided East and West Berlin. By the same token, its demolition triggered
a series of events that led to the reunion of the Federal Republic of Germany and the
German Democratic Republic.

Author: Kevin Mason

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