Berlin is the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany. It had been divided by the Russians and Americans during the Cold War, but was reunited with the rest of Germany in 1990.

On July 2, one of the thirty-six alien City Destroyers arrived over Berlin and positioned itself over the Reichstag building, which was the former seat of the German Parliament. In the opening move of the War of 1996, Berlin was destroyed along with other European capitals such as London, Paris, Rome, and Moscow. The following day, the German city ship destroyed Hamburg and Frankfurt, proceeding south towards Switzerland. Fortunately, the ship was intercepted during the July 4 counterattack by the Luftwaffe over Munich.[1] [2]


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  1. Independence Day: Official Novelization
  2. War of 1996 website
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