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A steady stream of East Germans had been visiting family and friends in the West and not returning.
Those who did return from visits marvelled at the standard of living of West Berliners compared to the East.
Requested that the Western powers leave Berlin.
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Krushchev ordered the East Germans to construct a barrier to prevent the one way flow out of the Eastern Bloc.