What were the consequences of the fall of the Berlin Wall?
The Berlin Wall was built by the German Democratic Republic on 13 August, 1961 during the Cold War to keep people from fleeing East Berlin (Soviet-controlled) to West Berlin (the West).
The Berlin wall divided the city of Berlin into two physically and ideologically contrasting zones.
The first consequence of the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 was it reunited families and gave them the opportunity to cross to the other side of the city.
It was the first step toward the reunification of Germany. Since 1945, Germany has been a divided nation. East Germany was aligned with the Soviet Union, while West Germany was allied with the West.
The second consequence was that the fall of the Berlin Wall led to the fall of communist regimes in Eastern Europe such as Czechoslovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.