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    Berlin Blockade

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    Berlin Blockade After World War II, when Germany was defeated, it was divided into four zones, one for each of the Allies. The eastern part went to the Russians. The other Allied Powers, France, Britain and the U.S. divided the Western portion of the city among themselves. This arrangement reflected the Allied solution for the whole of Germany. Berlin was an island with special status governed by four nations in the sea of the Soviet Zone of Occupation. In 1947, the Western portion of Germany

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    The Berlin Blockade

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    individuals who helped the Germans. 5) What is the Berlin Wall? When was it built? Why? By whom? What happened?

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    zones. Berlin, Germany’s capital was also divided into occupation zones; East Berlin and East Germany was run by the Soviet Union while West Berlin and West Germany was controlled by Western Allies, France, Great Britain, and the United States (Hyder). Over the next 16 years tensions rose due to defections from the East and the West this led to the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961. It was built to keep the ideas of a Western democracy out of East Germany’s communist government. The Berlin Wall was

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    The Study of Berlin Blockade and Cuban missile Crisis The USSR never wanted a well-built Germany. They had been invaded twice by Germany, and the thought of building up her strength alarmed the Soviets. When the Deutschmark was introduced as legal tender throughout Western Germany and Western Berlin, the Soviets drew the line. The USSR cut off all road and rail routes that led to allied controlled sectors of Berlin. The allies were unsure as to how to respond to this. If they left West

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    The Failure of The Berlin Blockade

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    The Berlin Blockade What were the main factors that ultimately led to the failure of the Berlin Blockade? Word Count: 1957 TABLE OF CONTENTS A. Plan of the investigation ……………………………………………………………………….. 3 B. Summary of Evidence …………………………………………………………………………. 4 C. Evaluation of Sources .…...…………………………………………………………………….. 6 D. Analysis ………………………………………………………………………………………... 8 E. Conclusion ……………………………………………………………………………………… 10 F. List of Sources …………………………………………………………………………………

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    zones: one each for the US, UK, USSR and France. The city of Berlin was also divided into four zones. Unfortunately the city of Berlin was right in the middle on the Russian zone, surrounded by land and waterways that were controlled by Russians. When differences and disagreements start with the Soviet Union, Stalin would try to use Berlin to force the other allies into agreeing with his vision of the future. The Berlin blockade ad the Berlin airlift that followed was caused buy political and economic

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    Heroism Essay

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    living in West Berlin were doomed, cut off from the outside world by the Russians, praying for a miracle. Their wish came true when a handful of pilots agreed to drop thousands of tons of food and fuel from the air in Berlin. One of these esteemed pilots goes by the name of Gail Halvorsen, who changed the situation of the Russian blockade for the better. Halvorsen made the daring decision to drop thousands of individual packages of candy to all of the sweet deprived citizens of West Berlin. Pilot Gail

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    West Berlin was a capitalist island in East Germany. People from East Berlin could travel freely and could see the benefits, which Marshall Aid was providing, to West Berlin. Stalin thought this would turn East Berliners into anti - communists. On 23 June 1948, they introduced a new currency, which they said would help trade. The next day, Stalin cut off all rail and road links to West Berlin - the Berlin Blockade. The west saw this as an attempt to starve Berlin into surrender, so

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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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    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 the blockade went up

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