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  • Berlin Airlift
    3,125 words
    Scott Lip nick THE BERLIN AIRLIFT The Berlin Airlift, that lasted from June 24, 1948 to October 31, 1949, was a direct indication that showed the Solviet Union during the beginning stages of the Cold War would not interfere with Berlin airlift because they were not willing to enter war with the United States and Great Britain. After World War Two, the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin sought to expand Russia's territory through the use of communism. The city of Berlin was a key point to eventuall...
  • West Germany To Berlin
    897 words
    After the Second World War, Berlin was split between the UK, France, the US and the USSR as it was decided at Yalta and Potsdam. Soon afterwards the four zones merged into two, namely West and East Berlin. Berlin shortly afterwards became the front for the cold war between the USSR and the West. On June 25th, 1948, the USSR set up a blockade around Berlin to try and force the Allies to give up their rights to the western part of the city. Stalin halted all traffic into and out of the Russian sec...
  • Three Western Zones Excluding West Berlin
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    "But there was always the risk that Russian reaction might lead to war. We had to face the possibility that Russia might deliberately choose to make Berlin the pretext for war... ". - Harry S. Truman. The Berlin airlift was one of the most brilliant American achievements during the post World War II era. President Truman's decision to leave American soldiers in Berlin, could quite possibly be called the proudest decision of his political career (McCollough 630). The original conflict that led to...
  • Western Germany And Western Berlin
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    The Cold War was a large-scale competition between the United States and the USSR for the dominance of the world. The Cold War started immediately after WWII and lasted through 1960. The conflict between these two nations went deeper then a simple squabble over land. President Roosevelt planned on staying allies with the USSR well after the war, but when he died Vice President Truman moved up. Truman disliked the USSR very much and felt that Roosevelt's policy should be done with. Near the end o...
  • Airlift Supplies O Airlift Pilots
    383 words
    The Berlin Blockade Causes The fusion of the zones o 1947 - Britain & USA fuse their 2 zones into a single administrative unit - Bizonia o 1948 - France is added to form Trizonia Constitution set up (Allies planning to set up an independent state) Russians Alarmed - did not want a strong, rich Germany. As it raised the possibility of another attack on Russia (1914, 1941) o Western Allies also join their sectors of Berlin Contrast of lifestyles evident in Berlin (People from German Berlin could f...
  • Berlin By The U.S. Air Force
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    On June 26, 1948 the largest airlift began as the American and British forces began the Berlin Airlift. To understand how the airlift came to be, we have to look all the way back to the Yalta Conference. The Yalta Conference began in February 1945 in which the three superpowers, America, Russia and Britain, met to discuss the future of post war Europe. America and Russia were emerging as the two superpowers, and their deteriorating relationship would soon lead to many problems that would develop...

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