The Brandenburg Gate - Symbol of Freedom and Unity
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The Brandenburg Gate
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The Brandenburg Gate became infamous in the Cold War, when it was the sad symbol for the division of Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) and Germany. The Brandenburg Gate stood between East and West Germany, becoming part of the impenetrable Berlin Wall. It was here, where Ronald Reagan said his moving words:
General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
In 1989, a peaceful revolution ended the Cold War. The Berlin Wall fell, and East and West Germany were reunited when the Brandenburg Gate opened, becoming the symbol of a new Germany.
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