During a peace conference in Yalta, the Allied Powers split up Germany into four zones.
We will be occupying West Germany
I will hold East Germany
West Berlin will be our ans East Berlin will be yours.
Although Berlin is located in East Germany, it should still be divided becuase it is the capital
After Germany was divided up, The Capital Berlin was also divided
It is clearly in the East so it should belong to me! But how do you propose we divide it?
The Allied powers will have to pull out of Berlin now!
With anger, Stalin blocked the boarder between East and West Berlin. This made West Berliners lose jobs and be separated from family. This also meant that Western Berlin would not be able to support itself because it is in East Germany
If we withdrawl from Berlin than our position in Europe is threatened and communism will run rampant. We shall stay!
President Harry Truman was determined to stay in Berlin
The Allies quickly resolved the situation by planning to send aid and supplies through the air: thus began the Berlin Airlift.
Western Berlin did not fail! My Plans have failed!
At the end, The Allies did not back out of Berlin and the Berlin Blockade created by Stalin had failed. The allies continued to support Berlin and eventually helped them take down the wall.