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Daemon
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Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is the last surviving town gate of Berlin, Germany. When completed in 1791, the lavish gate greeted visitors to the boulevard that led directly to the Prussian palace. Architect Carl G. Langhans modeled the gate after the Propylea, the gateway to the Acropolis in Athens. On top was the "Quadriga of Victory," a statue of a chariot drawn by four horses. Heavily damaged in World War II, the gate was restored in 1957. Why was it closed in 1961, and when did it reopen? More...
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Mr. Gorbachev, Open this Gate!

The Brandenburg Gate became infamous in the Cold War, when it was the sad symbol for the division of Berlin and Germany: The Gate stood between East and West Germany, becoming part of the impenetrable Berlin Wall. It was here, where Ronald Reagan said his moving words:

"General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

In 1989, a peaceful revolution ended the Cold War: The Berlin Wall fell, and East and West Germany were reunited when the Brandenburg Gate opened, becoming the symbol of a new Germany.


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Milica Boghunovich
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d'oh! Another monument to the vainglory of we know-who!
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Everyone should walk through the gate at least once.

Mise, tá mé lán de dea-fhortún.
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IT`S A NICE FRONT DOOR!
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the restoration is prefect
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excaelis
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Milica Boghunovich wrote:
d'oh! Another monument to the vainglory of we know-who!



Milica, relax. It's already there. What would you do ? Tear it down ? What would be the point in that ? Why not just go around the world destroying every artefact ever created by anyone with whose politics you disagree ? That's what the Taliban tried to do in Afghanistan. At least they'd have your support.

Sanity is not statistical
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