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If you could witness any historical or political event, what would it be and why?

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This week's question is: If you could witness any historical or political event, what would it be and why?

"I would want to witness the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 since it was a pivotal moment that symbolized the end of the Cold War and the reunification of East and West Germany."

"This is such a difficult question because I'm sure there are so many events I want to see but I am forgetting. However, I would want to see the signing of the WW1 armistice or the moment that LGBTQ+ people got the right to marry in the UK in 2013. Or, I would witness some really cool astronomical events that have taken place, or the ringing in of the year 2000 since that would be pretty significant."

"I would witness the fall of the Berlin Wall, not because I feel this is the most significant political event, but simply because it would be the most interesting to see. I recently was able to visit the remaining portion of the Berlin Wall, and the watch something so dull and massive, yet impactful, crumble would be shocking."

"The passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964! It was such a long, hard, and continuous fight and just being there to see all of those years of inequality pay off would have been amazing."

"The Constitutional Convention in 1787. It would be fascinating to hear all the opinions and thought processes of the politicians that constructed and structured the very document that is a core of the United States."

"The first Pride parade - it would be wonderful to see people openly celebrating love in all its forms and being proud of their identities."

"I would watch the live broadcast of Apollo 11. The feat still serves as a key symbol of human progress and ingenuity."

"If I could go back in time to witness any historical event, I would go see the Constitution Convention in Philadelphia, where the foundations of this country were laid. As an immensely important event in US history, witnessing this would be very insightful and exciting."

"I would want to witness Watergate and the subsequent political fallout. Not only was Watergate a major, if not the major, US political scandal, but I also think it was a pivotal moment in the US signifying a transition into an era of distrust in government."

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