It has soaked in on a much deeper level into the very hearts and … Media caption The BBC reports from the scene as the Berlin Wall goes up.

The wall had caused many families considerable hardship and the western view was that the wall was a means of preventing the people of East Germany from entering West Berlin was widely seen as being the truth. During the wall's existence there were around 5000 successful escapes into West Berlin. The Berlin Wall separated East and West Germany both physically and politically. Social Effects Of Berlin Wall The Berlin Wall caused more than a geographical and physical separation. The Germans could not visit their family and friends on the other side of the Berlin Wall.

The wall also didn't allow people to leave or come into East or West Germany. By the 1980s, the Soviet Union faced acute economic problems and major food shortages, and when a …

The wall also affected the people in Germany.