June 12th, 1987 President Reagan “Tear down this wall.”
In October, East Germany was also formed and was also known as the German Democratic Republic. The border was closed in 1952 between the two countries, and in 1953, if any Eastern German left the country without permission, h was prosecuted at the spot.
Despite the Soviets’ public stance about them and the West in a new relationship, the Americans were interested in reducing the tensions of the Cold War. This speech also discussed the coming events that brought joy for the people of Berlin two years later.
The wall was broken down on November 9th, 1989, and both the parts of the Berlin were again reunited while Germany announced its official reunion on October 3rd, 1990.
In 1991, Gorbachev left his leadership post after six years while Reagan remained President for two consecutive terms from 1981 to 1989. When Reagan was 93 years old, he left this world on June 5th, 2004.