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    Berlin Airlift

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    In 1943, the Allies decided to divide Germany into three zones. The US and Great Britain would split the western half of Germany and the Soviets would control the eastern half. The city of Berlin would be deep inside the Soviet side, but would be jointly occupied as a symbol of Allied unity1. This was the Attlee Plan, devised by the British and signed by US President Franklin Roosevelt, Great Britain Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin during the February 1945 Yalta

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    After World War II, the Air Force got its separation from the Army and needed to make a name for itself. The Berlin Airlift was the event needed to do just that, showing the true ability of the Air Force and how successful they can be. The Berlin Airlift, or known as Operation Vittles, was the United States response to the Soviets placing a blockade of all transportation into Western Berlin by ground and water means. That left the Air Force to step up and bring in the supplies to keep Western Germany

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    children calmly waited outside of the Tempelhof airfield in the western district of Berlin, as a C-54 “Skymasters” cargo plane approached; gently rocking its wings the aircraft dropped small parachutes with candy attached for them to the waiting children, the Berlin Airlift is in full swing (Grathwol, 2013). For the next 15 months, Operation Vittles, succeeded in airlifting over 2.3 million tons of supplies to western Berlin, breaking the Soviet cordon of the city. Following World War II, Allied forces

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    The Berlin Airlift

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    The Berlin Airlift “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

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    Eastern Europe led to the Cold War. The Berlin airlift, formation of NATO, and the Truman Doctrine all relate to this policy of containment. At the end of WWII, the United States, Great Britain, and France occupied the western zone of Germany while the Soviet Union occupied the east. In 1948, Britain, France, and the U.S. combined their territories to make one nation. Stalin then discovered a loophole. He closed all highway and rail routes into West Berlin. This meant no food or fuel could reach

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    The people who lived in East Berlin in the time of the Cold War know. The Cold War was in 1945 through 1990 when the USSR and America were in a place of political hostility. During the Cold War the USSR and America were continually engaged in an ARMS race; both countries wanted to have the best and most weapons. There were many difficulties of the Cold War, but the Berlin blockade and airlift is certainly the first. The three main points of the Blockade and Airlift that I will talk about are why

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    battled for influence by involving themselves in many wars to gain favor, such as the Korean War and the Vietnam War. However, the first battle came soon after the Second World War for the city of Berlin. The Berlin Blockade and resulting Airlift were not only an attempt by the Soviets to seize West Berlin, but also a symbol of the growing status of a dual-superpower order, a statement of U.S. supremacy, and the need for international humanitarian aid. After World War II, the Russians were ready to

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    The Cold War

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    Union. Berlin itself was occupied by the western powers; however, it was surrounded by the Soviet zone. Between 1947 and 1948 cooperation between these powers broke down. The west decided to create a separate government in their zones. To prevent this, the Soviet's increasingly harassed the western traffic to and from Berlin. Russia was trying to spread communism, abolish democracies, and spread poverty. Thus creating the Berlin Blockade, which forced America to create the Berlin Airlift. This created

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    home, the student will have no exposure to German whatsoever other than in school. A Turkish student is more likely to watch Turkish TV shows at home with his or her Turkish mother deported from Turkey; thus, making a vicious cycle. In present day Berlin and the Ruhr Valley where Turkish communities concentrate, most Turkish first graders do not master German because the setting in which they are raised in speak Turkish.... ... middle of paper ... ...ltural differences, and without respect, the

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    like Germany itself, Allied ground access to Berlin was restricted to a few routes through Russian-controlled territory. Allied air routes into the city were also restricted to three narrow corridors. Berlin was totally dependent on the ground lifelines for food, fuel, and raw materials. Air transport was used primarily for passenger travel and lightweight cargo. Russia exploited this situation by restricting ground routes through the city of Berlin. The response of the Allied forces was to launch

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