Three decades have passed since the incident of the fall of the Berlin Wall, but it, even today, remains significant in the history of Germany. Although the hopes of the revolutionaries of 1989 for new world order has not yet met its anticipated standards, the changes that the collapse of the wall brought to the government are worth mentioning. The commendable efforts of the revolutionaries at that time did change the face of the government. The joy and the news that spread on 9 November 1989 all across Germany spread rampantly, making it an icon of the Cold War.
Fall of the Berlin wall didn’t happen over time; one day’s clamor and chaos led to this unfortunate situation. The socialist regimes couldn’t hamper the desire of the citizens for human rights and democracy after the people climbed the wall that day. The legion of people that crowded the wall’s surroundings paved the path to a change that not many of them were expecting at that point.
Change in World Politics
Not all people were all joyous on the day that the big announcement of the border becoming inactive came. The ones who fought for socialism had their world collapsing with the crumbling wall. Unification was believed, by many people, to have a bad impact on the society that they dreamt of being free from any political inclinations. It was the year that transformed Europe with West German politicians addressing the East German crowds in the days that followed. These discussions led to an emphatic statement of German’s future to be shared as a European home. Germans, in 1992, gave up their prized currency, the DM, for the common Euro as a consequence of the founding of the European Union.
The Europe that was created after the Second World War had the EU as the final legacy marking the start of the next generation. With the unity that the continent experienced after this period guaranteed no wars to be generating from the German grounds. The optimism that people held onto in 1989 surfaced through all the activities that followed, and it proved that the transition to capitalism was, indeed, not so hard. The demise of the wall marked the Cold War’s end, and it led to an establishment of global order between the US and the USSR. A nuclear arsenal was covering the whole world, and it connected the countries to make for the apparent stability. An implosion of the global, nuclear confrontation happened quickly and settled in no time.
Cold War division became defenseless once the protestors overcame the wall to demarcate the separation between East and West. The politics may not have changed significantly over the years as it was hoped to, but the courage of those people who flocked the streets in 1989 always deserve appreciation. Ordinary citizens paved the path to an unfading event in history that made many impossible collaborations possible.