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The Rise and the Fall of the Berlin Wall Many hardships began for Germany when World War II began but by the end of the war Germany was in the mists of a disaster waiting to happen After WWII was over Germany found itself split between France the United States Britain and the Soviet Union each country controlling a zone Berlin which was surrounded by the Soviet Union was also divided into four sectors The Soviet Union was in control of half of Germany and it happened to be the East half of the Germany The Soviet Union made East Berlin the capital of East Germany The other three counties were each in control of a small part of what was to be West Germany These three countries decided that they would come together to form one country out of their three sectors Those three sectors formed West Germany The Division and Unification of Germany 1 After all the land was divided the Soviet Union controlled East Germany Just like the Soviet Union the economy in East Germany was struggling to get back on its feet after the war While West Berlin became a lively metropolitan area like many American cities East Berlin became what many thought of as a Mini-Moscow In East Germany there was literary nearly nothing The shelves in the stores were nearly bare and what was there was of bad quality Under the dismay of the people of East Germany the Soviet Union went against their promises and made East Germany a Communist country This decision by the Soviet Union even further separated East Germany from the rest of Europe East Germany was now all by itself and by the summer of 1952 the border between East and West Germany was closed only in Berlin the border was still open On June 17 1953 the worker of East Germany were fed up and they started a riot Berlin Wall Timeline By
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