World War II is over; Berlin divided into 4 sectors: American, British, French & Soviet
Federal Republic if Germany (West Germany) is founded
German Democratic Republic founded. FIrst leader is Walter Ulbricht.
Border between East and West Germany closed. Only border between West Berlin and East Berlin is still opened.
Government permission required for East Germans to travel to West Germany (FDR)
Leaving East Germany without permission is forbidden.
Last open checkpoint between the two sides of the city of Berlin is closed
Brandenburg Gate is closed.
All crossing points in Berlin are completely closed to West German citizens.
President Kennedy makes his "Ich bin Ein Berliner" speech about the conflict between Communism and capitalism.
President Reagan visits Berlin and encourages Gorbachev to tear down the Wall.
Berlin wall comes down
Brandenburg Gate opened
The two Germanys are officially reunited.
Germany divided into four sectors: Amercan, Soviet, British and French
State President of the German Democratic Republic.
General Secretary of Central Planning Committee of the Socialist Unity Party of East Germany from 1950 to 1971. President of East Germany from 1960 until his death in 1973.
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party of East Germany