The Berlin Wall Has Been Torn Down For Longer Than It Was Up — For Real This Time
After a few false starts in January, Feb. 5 marks the day when the post-Berlin Wall period has outlasted the Berlin Wall itself.
Monday marked a big day for Germany's history: As of Feb. 5, 2018, the Berlin Wall has been torn down for longer than it stood dividing East and West Germany.
But hold on, you might say if you've been hanging out online for the last few months, I could have sworn that day came and went already?
But nope, the milestone finally came around for real on Monday. And according to Peter Sparding of the German Marshall Fund, the dates related to the Berlin Wall are extremely clear in Germany.
In a later email exchange, Sparding supposed that someone could have done the math and been off by exactly one month, sparking the chain reaction that led us to today.
In any case, welcome to the post–post–Berlin Wall era everyone! For real!