The planes brought in 2.3 million tons of food,fuel,medicine, and even Christmas presents that the crews' bought with their own money.
West Berlin wouldn't have survived without the airlift. By May 1949 Stalin realized he was defeated and lifted the blockade.
The berlin blockade caused Western Europe to fear the Soviet Union, causing Western European nations to form an alliance.
The alliance was also known as NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) which consisted of 12 nations- Belgium,Denmark,France,Great Britain,Iceland,Italy,Luxembourg,Netherlands,Norway,Portugal,U.S.A,and Canada.
For the first time in history the U.S had entered into a military alliance with other nations.
By 1955 Greece,Turkey,and West Germany joined the NATO which increased the troop size to over 500,000 soldiers. The Cold War was officially over.