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When was the Berlin Wall created?

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2012-03-29 00:20:39

The 1950's in East Germany, witnessed a massive numbers of East

Germans leaving their country and relocating to West Berlin and

West Germany. The great majority were young and highly educated or

possessed technical skills that needed to rebuild the East German

economy after the war. This "brain drain", created a huge problem

for the leadership. Something had to be done and done quickly, if

East Germany was to survive. Both the East Germans and the Soviet

Union agreed to building the wall in Aug 1961.

~Building started June 15, 1961.

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