Flashback to the early 1960s. On the international stage, tensions ran high between the United States and Soviet Union over access to Berlin.

After World War II, the four victors — the U.S., Soviet Union, Great Britain and France, had divvied up the German capitol into four zones. They were meant to be unified eventually, but on Nov. 10, 1958, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev demanded the western powers pull out of Berlin within six months.

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