Germany divided over renaming street after Reagan

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Two years before the Berlin Wall opened, paving the way for the end of the Cold War, President Ronald Reagan famously called on then-Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987 to “tear down this wall,” in a speech he delivered at the Brandenburg Gate, which was then part of the East-West border.

But Reagan’s role in bringing down the Iron Curtain and breaking the back of communism has touched off a national debate in Germany, where conservatives want to rename a street or square after him while liberals still hold a grudge over the Gipper’s deployment of nuclear missiles on West German soil.

A poll for the German news magazine Focus found last month that a majority of Germans — 52 percent — would oppose a Reagan street in Berlin while 42 percent would support it.

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