Americans Say Fall of Berlin Wall Important To World History

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Seventy percent (70%) of U.S. voters rate the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism as Very Important in terms of world history.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows another 23% see the events as somewhat important. Just four percent (4%) of voters say the fall of the wall around Berlin and the collapse of communism were not very or not at all important.

    The Berlin Wall was built by the communist East Germans to surround the free city of West Berlin. It was in place from 1961 to 1989 and came to symbolize the barrier between democratic Western Europe and Soviet-dominated communist Eastern Europe.

    Eighty-four percent (84%) of voters also identified President Ronald Reagan as the man who famously declared, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”

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    It appears that libbies have failed to revise the history on this one.
     
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    The wall and its demise were effects of internal problems, not causes of anything . . . maybe the cause of Germany's present economic problems.
     
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    Why would we want to? You think I'm a "libbie" and I've never felt the need to revise history on this.
     
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    Anyone who takes the trouble to write a new history book on an old topic has an axe to grind.
     
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    In one sense, you're right...the failure of statist government helped in causing the demise of the Eastern Bloc.

    But face it...the US had a hand in hastening its collapse. That's not an "internal problem."
     

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