The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, was not only the beginning of the reunification of German as the people of Berlin brought down a monstrous physical barrier that cut through their city since 1961, it was also one of several events that in the months and years to come would have more than 100 million people turn their back to communism, also because of their fortitude to steer their economies out of socialism toward the market.
Prior to the fall of the Iron Curtain, the former socialist economies—to the East of the now infamous barrier dividing Europe...
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