And the dam broke. I remember being stunned in September of that year when the East German commie government decided not to machine gun all of its citizens who were trying to travel to Hungary, but instead let them leave. It was the end of the Iron Curtain, but that end all began on this day in 1989.On 2 May, Hungarian soldiers began to dismantle the barbed wire and electric fencing along Hungary's border with neighbouring Austria.The communist governments of East Germany, Romania, and Czechoslovakia were furious. They feared that their own citizens would use this gap in the Iron Curtain to flee to the West. But Moscow did nothing.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Happy Downfall of Communism Day!
Yesterday was Dirty Commie Day, so it's quite apropos to celebrate the Downfall of Communism Day today: