12. The Fall of Berlin Wall, 1989
Monday Demonstrations of East Germany – especially the Leipzig Demonstrations – played a pivotal role that ultimately helped to bring down the Berlin wall on 9thof November, 1989.
The Iron Curtain, a political boundary separating post-WorldWar II Europe, fell as a consequence and communism began to wane out from the political structure of Eastern and Central Europe.
Collectively, the events triggered a chain reaction that went on to dissolve the inner German border, uniting Germany once again, and led to the end of the Cold War – officially signed off three weeks later at the Malta Summit.
A monumental event in European history, the fall of Berlin Wall saw people nicknamed Wallpeckers chipping off segments using an assortment of tools and taking them back as souvenirs.