How did the Berlin airlift contribute to the cold war?

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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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