Why was the Berlin wall built? - ProProfs Discuss
Topics-
Products +
     

Why was the Berlin wall built?



A. To stop the flow of supplies from West Germany to West Berlin.
B. To prevent food from entering Poland.
C. To prevent the smuggling of ARMS to anti-Soviet forces
D. To prevent East Germans from defecting to West Germany

This question is part of Cold War Practice Quiz
Asked by Bill Murray, Last updated: May 28, 2019

+ AnswerRequest Answer
...

2 Answers

f.Brian

F.Brian

Answered on Jan 19, 2018

The Berlin Wall was built in Germany in 1961 and was finally taken down in 1989. It was a concrete wall that divided East from West Germany. Many guards and posts were there to stop people from trying to cross the Berlin Wall. At one point, East Germany was considered communist and West German was considered democratic.

So prior to 1961, many Easterners from East Germany would move to West Germany in order to live in a government that allowed its citizens to make decisions. On August 13, 1961, the entire wall was built over that one night. The East German government did not want people from their side to move over to West Germany. Some people would risk their lives during these 28 years to get to West Germany.

 Reply

John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Dec 22, 2016

Prevent East Germans from defecting to West Germany
 Reply

Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.