The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was a momentous event. It happened almost by accident. A misunderstanding between a low level East German official and his superiors made it possible. This started a chain of events which changed history. This was neither foreseen, preplanned nor ordered by higher authorities.
This was „peoplepower“ in action. One event led to another. Two years later, the once mighty Soviet Union no longer existed. It simply dissolved peacefully – not with a bang, but a whimper. No one could have foreseen...
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