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In July 1945 Berlin was divided into 4 zones. These were occupied by the UK, the USSR, the USA and France. In 1949 the British, French and American zones joined to become West Germany, and the USSR zone was the Eastern Germany. Stalin (the USSR leader) believedthat in 1948 that all road, rail and canal links with West Germany should be blocked. The Airlift was then introduted by the US to ensure that food and other supplies could get to there sections of Berlin. The airlift was vital to ensure the wel-being of the citizens of West Berlin.
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Answer The relief provided by air by America, Britain and France to West Berlin when it was blockaded by Stalin's Soviet Union in 1948-49. It lasted for ab…out 11 months until the Soviet Union abandoned the blockade.
Stalin made the Berlin blockade (closing the land route into the city) his open, provocative, and threatening repudiation of all the Allied agreements made during WWII. Like… Hitler's moves prewar into the Ruhr, Czechoslovakia, and Austria, it was a challenge: I don't care what you think, or what may have been, I'll do what I want. What are you going to do?
The Berlin Airlift was considered a symbol of the Cold War because it showed the fight and isolationism between the Soviet Union and US.
yes. It prevented a war between east and west Germany (which would have resulted in a war between the east and west powers) as tensions were growing high in Berlin. there was …huge emigration from east to west, causing problems for Ulbricht who was losing all his most skilled citizens (doctors, etc were leaving to the west). East Germany's economy was collapsing and the state was in a desperate condition (also because the USSR was draining it of all its resources). the wall ended these tensions (the west's economy was doing fine under capitalist rule and with a new currency - deutsche mark). It also emphasised the split between the east and the west.
The Berlin Blockade of 1948-1949 and the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1961 contributed to the Cold War in one similar way: both served as 'close-calls' for worldwide conflict b…etween democratic and communist nations. A difference between the two events, however, is found in what followed each: the Berlin Blockade was followed by increased tensions between the world's super-powers, while the Cuban Missile Crisis was followed (if only temporarily) by decreased tensions.
it increased the tension between the USSR and the West as both parties showed through the Berlin Blockade that they were firm on their stand. Stalin would not lift the blockad…e until Berlin was under the full control of the USSR and the USA would not stop flying supplies into Berlin until the blockade was lifted. It was a non-violent conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union.
The effort to supply Berlin despite the Soviet blockade
The Cold War led to the division of Berlin into East and West; it led to the Berlin Blockade and Airlift of 1948-49 and later to the construction of the Wall. This last …resulted in West Berliners being completely cut off from the surrounding countryside. The Cold War also meant for several decades only East Berlin was a capital city, as the capital of West Germany was Bonn. During the Cold War Berlin became a kind of frontline city.
It was a symbol of determination to stand by the divided city.
It was affected because they needed food and the us helped them
Happened during 1948 when the Russians blocked access to Berlin.
The Berlin wall was built separating east and west germany, but it was torn down at the end of the cold war.
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The Soviet Union blockaded all entry ways into Berlin, so the United States dropped supplies into the city via airplane.
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The Berlin Airlift broke the backs of the Soviets, so to speak, by proving that there was a point at which they would stand down. The Berlin Airlift was the result of the Ber…lin Blockade. The Soviets wanted all of Berlin for themselves, and you can understand why: Berlin became a free, extremely prosperous city while it was surrounded by communists. Communists cannot have something like Berlin where its people can see it. So...the Sovs kept rail, road and water traffic from entering Berlin because Berlin has to be supplied from the outside (there is farmland in Berlin but not nearly enough to feed a couple million people) and there was, in the Soviets' view, no way the city could be supplied by air. Wrong. The city WAS supplied by air--the operation was completely uneconomic, but that's not the point. When the Soviets ended the Blockade, they became far weaker because they proved there were limits to their might.
It is because Germany was invaded by all the allied forces at the end of WW II and then divided into sections, to be administered by those various allies, that we wound up wit…h an East Germany and a West Germany, and an East Berlin and a West Berlin. West Germany was the combined American, British, and French administered sections of the country, while East Germany (also known as the German Democratic Republic or GDR) was administered by the USSR. Since West Berlin, by a strange twist of fate, wound up inside East Germany, the USSR was in a position to economically strangle them, but Kennedy arranged an airlift to save them. It was one of the more dramatic moments of the Cold War.