The Berlin Wall

By eraborn
  • The Wall begins construction.

    Stalin calls for the wall to be built, separating his section of Berlin from the American, British, and French sections.
  • Period: to

    The Berlin Wall

  • Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech

    The US president called Mikhail Gorbachev to take down the wall as soon as possible.
  • Schabowski's speech

    His speech prematurely announces the opening of the wall and people rush for the checkpoints.
  • The Wall officially opens.

    Guards freely let citizens pass through the wall.