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Tear down this wall!

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Ronald Reagan speaking in front of the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987

Tear down this wall!” was the challenge issued by United States President Ronald Reagan to Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbatshev to destroy the Berlin Wall, in a speech at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987, commemorating the 750th anniversary of  Berlin.

Reagan challenged Gorbachev, to tear it down as an emblem of Gorbachev’s desire to increase freedom in the  Eastern Block through “glasnost” (“transparency”) and “perestroika” (“restructuring”) .

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