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Who was Erich Honecker?

Erich Honecker (1912-1994) was a German politician during the Cold War. Honecker led the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) from 1971 until 1989, essentially following the instructions of the Communist Party and the dictates of Russia. After German reunification in… Full Answer

What rhymes with moniker?

The German surname Honecker (e.g. former GDR head Erich Honecker who built the Berlin Wall, philosopher Martin Honecker), and (for a speaker of British English) the flowering shrub Camellia Japonica (often just called Japonica). Also the ancient Greek city of… Full Answer

Who came up with the Berlin Wall?

Nikita Khrushchev Answer Krushchev was getting really mad at East Germany because so many of its citizens were defecting into West Berlin. He gave Walter Ulbricht, general secretary of the East German communist party, an ultimatum: you stop all these… Full Answer

Why was the Berlin Wall was put up?

Because Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev told East German premier Walter Ulbricht to fix his "brain drain" problem, in which the most important East Germans, like doctors and engineers, were fleeing to West Berlin at an alarming rate. Ulbricht tasked his… Full Answer