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Berlin Blockade

In our History class we have started seen a new topic that is “The Berlin Blockade”. We have to complete a chart with differents aspects of it and the answer some questions. Here is the task,

This is the chart:

History Chart Berlin Blockade

1. What was life like in Berlin in the post-war era?

Life in Berlin was very harsh after it was divided into four zones. They didn’t know how world was in the others sides and they wanted to recover things that were destroyed during the war.

2. How did Soviet policy towards Berlin differ from that of the West?

The East of Berlin was very communist, there cannot be any publicity and buildings and cars were the same.

3. Why was reform of the German currency a key issue for both sides?

A new brand was introduced. Stalin though this as a form of attempt to the East Germany econonomy. Then Russians had stopped the traffic into Berlin.

4. Why was the airlift such a major feat?

Because around 600 flights delivered more than 50000 tons of resources even if the weather was bad.

5. In what respect can the USSR and US be responsible for further increasing tensions during the airlift?

In the way that USSR and the USA could be responsible was if the Russians confused the airlifts as if they were going to bombard them, This was confusing and brought tension between the two countries.

6. Why did Stalin eventually agree to talks over the airlift?

Stalin had opened the routes into Berlin and he was in total agree to solve problems fighting with the countries that opposed his opinions.

 Extension question

Who was more to blame for Berlin becoming a major flashpoint in the Cold War, the Soviets or the Americans?

In my opinion both had the blame for Berlin becoming a major flashpopint in the Cold War. Soviets had closed the routes into Berlin. This made it difficult to control the four zones in which Berlin was divided. The Americans sent airlifts that could be confused by the Russians as an intention of bombarding the zones, so it was very dangerous.

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