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The End of the Wall

On this day in 1989 East German officials opened the Berlin Wall, allowing travel from East to West Berlin. Within hours celebrating Germans, nicknamed Mauerspechte…

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Hungary and Soviet Oppression

On this day in 1956, an escalating national uprising brewing for 12 days in Hungary is viciously crushed by Soviet tanks and troops. Thousands were…

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