Goodbye Lenin Vlad Lenin Takes place in Alexanderplatz, Germany – great monumental soviet era Locals call it Alex, which is a large public square neighborhood transport hub Central Mitte district of Berlin Mitte is one of the bigger centralized sections of Berlin proper 1978 Referenced the first German to enter space Sigmund Jahn came from East Germany East Berlin, which was part of the GDR – German Democratic Republic – essence a Soviet puppet state October 1989 after the reunification of Germ, just about a year later, to about 1990 Germany Unity Day – east Germany and West Germany became a singular Germany that’s been in existence (Oct. 3 rd , 1990) Nazi’s were the bad guys in WW2 All of the allied powers to fight against Nazi domination of Euro end of the war in 1945 -UK, US, and France Soviet Union was our ally in WW2 fighting against the Nazis Iron Curtain falls – happened because the US and its other western allies never trust the Soviets much -Falls and on the western side of that, are the “free” democratic, pro-capitalist states -east side are Marxist, Leninist, eco types who are under the Soviet Poland, Czech, Hungary, and east Germ was considered its own country –really controlled by the Soviet (puppet states) Moscow was the power player Berlin: - long the capital of Germ -central political power seat of Nazi -political center of Germany, even after WW2 -was located in east Germ behind Iron Curtain on the Soviet side -symbolic of Euro as a whole but it was a divided city Germany was divided into zones of occupation
US occupied part of Germany
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- Fall '08
- Cold War, Berlin, Eastern Bloc