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Tear Down This Wall People

By Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

Way back in 1911, Jack and Nelle Reagan gave birth to their second child, a smiling baby boy they...

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev—his friends call him "Misha"—grew up in a poor farming family with...

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev

Gorbachev may have been the guy in power when the Cold War ended, but Khrushchev is the guy who...

George Catlett Marshall Jr.

When George was a wee lad, he was a troublemaker and a subpar student. But that didn't stop him...

Helmut Josef Michael Kohl

Helmut Kohl had a tough job.He was the Chancellor of West Germany, the democratically-elected...

Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer

Konrad was the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (i.e., West Germany) after...

Ludwig Wilhelm Erhard

In 1944, in the middle of WWII, Erhard wrote a little memo called "War Finances and Debt...

Ernst Rudolph Johannes Reuter

Ernst Reuter was no shrinking violet. In 1947, he was elected Lord Mayor of West Berlin, after he...

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (JFK)

JFK was only in the White House for less than three years, but man, did a lot go on during that...

Carl Emil Paul Lincke

Lincke wrote a song called "Berliner Luft" ("Berlin Air"), which is basically Berlin's unofficial...

Peter Mark Robinson

Peter became a White House speechwriter pretty quickly after his college graduation. He started...

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