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 Berlin 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.
The Berlin Airlift was considered a symbol of the Cold War because it showed the fight and isolationism between the Soviet Union and US.
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It was called "The Berlin Airlift."
This is Berlin.
The Berlin Airlift was sent to deliver supplies to troops during the cold war. It also intimidated the communists and made them back down their blockade.
It was a symbol of determination to stand by the divided city.
The Cold War
The Cold War (1945-1991) began in Berlin,Germany just when the Berlin Airlift began. The Cold War ended in Moscow,Russia when President Gorbachev declared Russia a free country.
The Korean War, the Berlin Wall and Airlift, the Cuban Missle Crisis and the Vietnam War.
the Berlin airlift
The Berlin Airlift was a factor, supplies were flown in during Stalin's blockade.
A large part of the Cold War staring contest took place in Berlin, which was then divided, although the city was located entirely within Communist East Germany. Suggest you search "Berlin Airlift" and "Berlin Wall" for further info on Berlin's role in the Cold War.
The Berlin "Airlift" put the US Forces on wartime alert, as we were not sure of Soviet intentions...if they were going to use their military or not.
The Berlin Airlift was in '62 when the wall went up.
The Berlin Airlift .
The Soviet Union blockaded all entry ways into Berlin, so the United States dropped supplies into the city via airplane.
The Berlin Wall is important to World War 2 and the Cold War because is stopped the flood of Germans into West Berlin.
It was affected because they needed food and the us helped them
By the berlin airlift, they flew in supplies by airplane.
It wasn't. The Vietnam War was merely an episode within the Cold War; like the Korean War, the Berlin Airlift, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and many other wars and rumors of wars in the Cold War era.
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The Berlin blockade and resulting airlift effectively ended the unity of the Allied Powers. The Soviet Union was now opposed to the involvement of its western partners in East Germany. The threat of war lingered and began what would become known as the Cold War.