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The Berlin Wall was a structure in Berlin, Germany, whose collapse marked a pivotal turning point in the Cold War between the United States of America and the Soviet Union, and presaged the ultimate dissolution of the U.S.S.R. (Deadline)

Secretary of State Ethan Kanin remarked that the possibility of terrorists obtaining Soviet nuclear assets was what the U.S. had been fearing since the Berlin Wall fell. ("Day 8: 9:00pm-10:00pm")

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  • The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic, a Soviet satellite state, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. In November 1989, following the erosion of Soviet political power, the East German government lifted travel restrictions between the two halves of the country, resulting in a euphoric public forcibly tearing the wall down. The fall of the Berlin Wall has since become an icon of German reunification and the impending fall of the Soviet Union.

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