History of Germany

Berlin Map

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Germany 1980s and 1990s

Germany became the focal point during the Cold War as the ideological differences between the Western Allies and the Soviet Union escalated, which resulted in the erection of the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall divided Berline, and Germany for that matter, into two sectors: the West which was supported by the Western Allies, and the East which was supported by the Soviet Union.

Transportation between West and East Berlin was heavily scrutinized and rarely permitted. During the game, you can see the Berlin Wall in its entirety before November 9, 1989. After the 9th, the Wall will still be there bu tthere will be an opening on Falkenseer Ch that allows you to corss over to the East.

A neat thing to note is the difference between Spandau within the Berlin Wall and outside of the Berlin Wall. Within the Berlin all, there are cememnt sidewalks, paved roads, modern style apartment complexes and such. Outside of the Wall, there is only one paved road and the rest are made of dirt. The roads are only big enough to accommodate one car for either direction.

Spandau Burough Map

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Spandau
The focus of the game is in the Spandau borough, which was under the control of the British Sector, wand was located along the western border of the Berlin Wall.
Spandau itself is divided into 9 quarters, and the game covers the region circled in the picture blow. Spandau was the center of the arms industry during WW1, and contained a prison for Nazi war criminals after WW2 until 1987.
Transportation
After the construction of the Berlin Wall, the public transportation company, Berline Verkehrsbetriche (BVG) was separated into Berliner Verkehrsbetriche Gesellschaft (West Berlin) and Berliner Verkehrsbetriche (East Berlin). The train lines that operated throughout the city were separated and even discontinued in West Berlin. You'll see the famous Berline Spandau railway on the eastern portion of the OMSI 2 map and trains running along the rail from time to time.
Buses were the popular mode of transportation before the fall of the Berlin Wall. After the fall of the Wall, BVG was reunited and the railway system recommenced. Furthermore, a 3-digist numbering system began being used on June of 1991.
Screenshot of German bus at stop
Man Logo

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Maschinanfabrik Augsburg-Numberg (MAN)

Although Germany had several manufacturers for buses, OMSI 2 focuses on buses manufactured by MAN. MAN manufactures trucks, buses, diesel engines and turbomachinery.

During the early 1980s, MAN underwent a corporate crisis due to the second oil crisis and a bad economic situation. A new company structure was enacted in 1986 and the company changed to MAN Ag.