The Berlin Wall explained in 500 words

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hirty years ago, the world watched as the Berlin Wall fell. The physical divide between East and West Berlin, the wall was also a symbolic divide in a country that had been torn in two and divided up by the victorious western allies and the Soviets at the end of the Second World War.

Here’s all the background you need to know in 500 words: