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In 1987, President Ronald Reagan traveled to Berlin for a speech in which he challenged the Soviet Union to literally and figuratively tear down the wall separating East and West.

Two years before the Berlin Wall opened, paving the way for the end of the Cold War, President Ronald Reagan famously called on then-Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987 to “tear down this wall,” in a speech he delivered at the Brandenburg Gate, which was then part of the East-West border.
But Reagan’s role in bringing down the Iron Curtain and breaking the back of communism has touched off a national debate in Germany, where conservatives want to rename a street or square after him while liberals still hold a grudge over the Gipper’s deployment of nuclear missiles on West German soil.

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In 1987, President Ronald Reagan traveled to Berlin for a speech in which he challenged the Soviet Union to literally and figuratively tear down the wall separating East and West.

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