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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.
West Berlin ,Britain, and the United States were involved in the Berlin Airlift.
He was the reason the Berlin Airlift took place. Berlin was in the Soviet sector of post-war Germany, but Berlin itself was divided much like the country. Stalin was ups…et with the Western alliance (U.S., Britain, and France) for producing the London Programme. The London Programme outlined the creation of a Western German state. Stalin stopped all rail, water and road traffic to and from Berlin in hope that the London Programme would be halted. This was legal because the Western alliance did not put in writing the free access to their respective sector of Berlin. The choices were to use military forcce to break the blockade of airlift all the supplies. Since no economy could support another world war they chose to airlift all the goods to Berlin. This disheartened Stalin and he eventually lifted the blockade of Berlin.
NATO was involved and the allies of France
The effort to supply Berlin despite the Soviet blockade
The United States and Great Britain were the nations who lifted supplies into West Berlin. The Soviet Union had blockaded the city in the first place.
US Airmen flew the missions to drop supplies over the Berlin Wall.
The significance of the Berlin Airlift was that it showed the Soviet Union that the western Allies would not abandon the citizens of West Berlin and were prepared to go to ext…raordinary lengths to maintain their independence. With the Berlin Blockade in place, the Soviets had expected the Western allies to abandon the city but underestimated the Britain and America's determination to supply their troops and the civilian population of Berlin. After the airlift began the Soviets claimed it would never work and the subsequent success of the Airlift was a great humiliation for them. For more information, check out the related question below.
Any country is justified when helping starving people or people in need of medical assistance.
The Berlin Airlift was the US program to remain influential in West Berlin, Germany in response to the Soviet embargo - blocking incoming goods from West Germany to West Berli…n. The airlift provided necessary goods and supplies to the residents of the city for two years, until the Soviets rescinded the trade barrier. People involved could be directly the Germans of West Berlin, the Soviets, and the Americans (specifically Harry Truman, the President at the time who gave support to the airlift).
A total of 101 fatalities were recorded as a result of the operation, including 39 Britons and 31 Americans, mostly due to crashes. Seventeen American and eight British …aircraft crashed during the operation.
The Berlin Airlift ensured many East Berliners were taken care of. The Main personalities in this project were England and America.
Happened during 1948 when the Russians blocked access to Berlin.
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During the Berlin Airlift (June 26th 1948 - May 12, 1949) a total of 689 aircraft were used, 441 American, 147 RAF and 101 British civil aircraft
The Berlin Blockade escalated the Cold War by showing that the Soviet Union did not want Germany to be a independent, unified country. Because West Berliners were cut off from… the rest of the capitalist world, they needed food to be flown in by Allied planes. It is also significant because of the "candy bombers" (Germans who were children back then still remember pilots dropping sweets during their supply runs).
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The countries involved in the Berlin Airlift were the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. The Berlin Air Lift (known in German as die Luftbrücke) took place du…ring the Berlin Blockade (24 June 1948 - 12 May 1949). The Air Lift came about after the Soviet Union blocked off rail and road links to the Allied sectors of Berlin in an attempt to gain control of the whole of the city. The Soviet authorities believed that, given the location of the city, the three western sectors would be abandoned by the western allies. After the war, Berlin was divided into four sectors and ruled collectively. The Soviet Union wanted to keep Germany economically weak. In order to achieve this it set about over-printing the newly-introduced Reichsmark, thereby devaluing it. To counter this the western allies set about introducing a new currency called the Deutsche Mark but the Soviets refused to honour the new currency. Despite Soviet efforts the currency quickly became standard, even in the Soviet sector. This new currency, along with the Marshall Plan that backed it, appeared to have the potential to revitalize Germany, even against the wishes of the Soviets. Further, the introduction of the currency into western Berlin threatened to create a bastion of western economic resurgence deep within the Soviet zone. Stalin considered this a provocation and now wanted the West completely out of Berlin. At the time, Berlin had food supplies for 35 days and coal supplies for 45. The Soviets severed all land and water routes to Berlin as a response to the introduction of the Deutsche Mark, believing that the western allies would find an air bridge too expensive, and with the city facing starvation, would evacuate their troops as they were vastly outnumbered. Military forces in the western sectors of Berlin numbered only 8,973 Americans, 7,606 British and 6,100 French. Soviet military forces in the Soviet sector that surrounded Berlin totaled one and a half million. Following talks between the US and British, who had already conducted a "little Lift" earlier that year following Soviet restrictions on rail and road movement, the Air Lift began on 24 June 1948. Over 4,000 tons of supplies per day were required by the Berlin population during the airlift. To achieve this, the United States Air Force, Royal Air Force and other Commonwealth nations flew over 200,000 flights providing 13,000 tons of food daily to Berlin in an operation lasting almost a year. By the spring of 1949, the effort was clearly succeeding, and by April the airlift was delivering more cargo than had previously flowed into the city by rail. The success of the Airlift was humiliating to the Soviets, who had repeatedly claimed it could never work. When it became clear that it did work, the blockade was lifted in May. Even with the lifting of the blockade, the western Allies continued with the Air Lift, to build up a comfortable 3-month supply in the city, should the Soviets attempt to blockade the city again. The Berlin Air Lift officially ended on 30 September 1949, after 16 months. Following the blockade, the Soviets refused to return to the Allied Control Council in Berlin, rendering useless the four-power occupation authority set up at the Potsdam conference. Check the link below for more information.
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