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From Reagan to Hasslehoff: 5 people who didnt bring down the Berlin Wall

From Ronald Reagans tear down this wall speech to David Hasselhoffs bizarre looking for freedom serenade, countless urban myths have sprung up about who was really responsible for the fall of the wall. Do any have any merit?

Did the Berlin Wall fall or was it pushed? Over the past 25 years, numerous myths and legends have sprung up around the chain of events culminating on the night of 9 November 1989. One popular theory says that while the collapse of the iron curtain may have looked inevitable, it took the intervention of some great minds to provide the crucial nudge. Never mind Polish trade unionists, Soviet politicians or East German dissidents, it was British and American politicians and popstars who made all the crucial interventions, right?

1) Ronald Reagan

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