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Horror, thrillerCharacters, Pairings:
fem!Prussia, Russia, Germany || Russia/fem!PrussiaSummary:
They were building a wall. Notes:
More than a decade after separation from her brother, the building of the Berlin Wall has unintended, horrible consequences on the psyche of Prussia.
The poem quoted in this story is Song of the Bell
by Frierich von Schiller and will be a recurring piece. It was written over a 10 year period and was published in 1798. The Kingdom of Prussia at this point was partitioning a lot of land and had absorbed a great deal of Poland to the point that the Kingdom of Poland ceased to exist. It was also an immediate precursor to the Napoleonic Wars in 1801. Here
is the 1916 translation I used and here
is a modern translation juxtaposed with the original German and with the Latin inscription.
Photos of the construction of the Berlin Wall on the 13th, specifically: one
) and three