The Berlin Wall - CCEA

In 1960s Berlin, the USSR controlled the East and the USA offered freedom in the West. In 1961 Khrushchev closed the border and ordered the construction of a wall to stop people leaving.

The Berlin Wall

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Why did Khrushchev issue an ultimatum to the West in 1958 to remove their forces from Berlin within six months?

2

Why was the U2 spy plane incident embarrassing for the Americans?

3

Who was the US President at the Vienna Summit in 1961?

4

When did work on the Berlin Wall commence?

5

What was Checkpoint Charlie?

6

On October 27th, 1961 – what happened at the Berlin Wall?

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The fact that the Western powers did not take direct action during the Berlin Wall crisis proved to Khrushchev that…

8

President John F Kennedy claimed a propaganda victory after the Berlin Wall crisis because…

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