How was the Berlin Wall constructed?
Simply so, who ordered the construction of the Berlin Wall and why?
Historians have long argued over whether East German leader Walter Ulbricht or his Soviet counterpart Nikita Khrushchev was ultimately responsible for the construction of the Berlin Wall.
Similarly, it is asked, why was the Berlin Wall built in the first place?
The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 to stop an exodus from the eastern, communist part of divided Germany to the more prosperous west. Between 1949 and 1961 more than 2.6 million East Germans, out of a total population of 17 million, had escaped.
BERLIN, June 2 (UPI) -- Almost 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it has now surfaced who ordered its construction. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev gave the go-ahead for the construction of the infamous border structure, reports German news magazine Der Spiegel, citing a newly discovered Russian document.