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With Germany divided, the GDR grapples with economic problems and unrest. The erection of the Berlin Wall draws US President John F Kennedy to Berlin, while the state represses the church, and embarks on a nationalized doping campaign to boost performance in sport. The arrival of Gorbachev signals the beginning of the end for Honecker and the Stasi.
Feature subjects: Erich Honecker, Erich Mielke, Joseph Stalin, JFK, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Munich Olympics, The PLO, Doping, Egon Krenz
Cover picture: By Noir, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1402275
Music and Sound Effects: Pixabay
Audio Under Public Commons 3.0
English: Address from the Brandenburg Gate (Berlin Wall). Full text at Wikisource
Date12 June 1987SourceUniversity of Virginia Miller Center for Public Affairs
President Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech. Transcript available.
Date26 June 1963SourceKennedy Presidential LibraryAuthorJohn F. Kennedy
Reagan Brandenburg Gate speech Public Domain
National Anthem of Germany. Date 1797 Source Own work AuthorCsifoZsombor
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