Title: The Forever Recorded WOrld Events:1989~1991. -Essay about the collapse of Berlin Wall, Gulf War, and Fall of USSR-

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The Forever Recorded World Events: 1989~1991

Benacia Bhutto once said, "What is not recorded is not remembered." Many important events in the past, such as the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the Gulf War, and the fall of the Soviet Union, will be included in the historical records in the future.

On November 9th, 1989, the leader of the East Berlin Communist party, Gunter Schabowski, announced that the border with the West Berlin would be opened. This significant event will be recorded in historical records forever. After World War II ended in 1945, US, Britain, France, and Russia divided Germany, especially Berlin, into four sectors. Later the US, British, and French sectors united together to form the Federal Republic of Germany, while the Russian sector claimed independence to be The German Democratic Republic on October 7th, 1949. 160,000 refugees crossed the border from GDR to FRG between January to August of 1961.

Nikita Kruschev, the Russian premier of the time, ordered the Berlin Wall to be built on August 13, 1961. The end of the Berlin wall came when Hungary, a communist country, opened its border to the European states. East Germans escaped to Hungary and from there, to West Germany or other European states. Finally, on November 1989, Russia announced the border opened, which brought to the end of the Berlin Wall. This event was very important because not only it reunited Germany and many of its citizens and their families, it also indirectly effected the Communist Soviet Union and was one of the many reasons that caused the downfall of the USSR. The collapse of the Berlin Wall will, therefore, be included in the future historical records as one of the most significant events in the 1980s.

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