The Berlin Wall | A city divided between East and West by the Cold War
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 03 October 1990
DURATION | 9 minutes 43 seconds
In two reports from Berlin, Martin Bell witnesses the celebrations overnight outside the Reichstag, while Ben Brown experiences a calmer city the morning after. Philip Hayton speaks live to veteran reporter Charles Wheeler as he stands at the Brandenburg Gate to consider the cultural differences between East and West Berliners.
Germany is the biggest and most industrialised nation in Europe, with a population of 82 million. It is a leader in manufacturing and vehicle exports, although the negative economic effects of reunification can still be felt today. The country's first female Chancellor, Angela Merkel, grew up in East Germany and was elected in 2005.
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The formal reunification of Germany ends 45 years of divided nationhood.
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