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HISTORY: 7 Famous Border Walls


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The Berlin Wall

It’s been said that good fences make good neighbors, and it seems that many of history’s most famous civilizations would agree. Dating back to the ancient world, governments and militaries have constructed sprawling defensive walls to keep hostile enemies at bay, define their national borders and even prevent their own citizens from fleeing—often with decidedly mixed results. From an ancient Sumerian bulwark to the Berlin Wall, here are seven of history’s most influential manmade barriers. Read more

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