Shock of Reality

Priffie, Terence
October 1961
New Republic;10/2/61, Vol. 145 Issue 14, p19
Focuses on the effect of establishment of barriers dividing Berlin, West Germany from East Germany on the Berlin crisis. Emphasis on preventing the flow of refugees in West Berlin; Necessity for the Western powers to agree not to fly refugees from West Berlin to the Federal Republic to control the flow of refugees; Effect of the treaty between the Soviet Union and East Germany on the people of Berlin; Possibility for elimination of hope and protest in factories and on farms due to sealing-off of West Berlin borders; Problem due to the attitude of the U.S. and the Soviet Union towards the Berlin crisis; Threats posed by the Communist to the freedom of the citizens; Factors affecting the foreign policy of the two regions; Opinion that Germans have been responsible for the Berlin crisis.


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