The falling of the Berlin Wall 1989
For 28 years the Berlin Wall kept East Germans from fleeing to the West and became a symbol of the Cold War. East German leader Honecker ran one of the most repressive soviet satellite governments. In 1989 thousands demanded greater freedoms. Honecker was overruled and replaced by Eron Krenz. On Nov 9th 1989 the Berlin Wall was opened and free elections were held and Germany reunified. In 1990 the West German Democratic party led by Helmut Kohl won a reunification platform and the two Germanys became one with Kohl as the Chancellor.
The Berlin Wall was erected in the dead of night and for 28 years kept East
Germans from fleeing to the West. Its destruction, which was nearly as
instantaneous as its creation, was celebrated around the world.