The Berlin Blockade

The Berlin Blockade

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  • Soviet Union
  • Communism versus Capitalism
  • United States
  • The Berlin Blockade
  • Even though Stalin had completely in charged of East Germany  and turned it into a communist country, the west side of Berlin still maintained democratic. Stalin was upset. 
  • June 1948, new currency in Germany made Stalin feared that the Allied was trying to take over all Germany. 
  • Post WWII, the  tension between the Soviet Union and the United States increased due to their distrust toward each other had led to the Cold War. Later on, the conflict had created the "Iron Curtain", which distinguished between west Europe (capitalism) and east Europe (communism).
  • Later on in 1947, in order to stop communism from expanding, the U.S. had also established the Truman Doctrine, which gave aids to Greece and Turkey. The U.S.'s effort to stop communism also included the Marshall Plan. "Truman Doctrine Is Announced." © 2017, A&E Television Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved, n.d. Web. .
  • Daddy, I want candy and toys. What's happing?
  • , For 10 months, the Western Allies decided to help the people in West Berlin by giving aids to them. Foods, medicines, fuels, even toys and chocolates, were sent to them by air planes. 
  • The Soviet Union built a concrete wall, called the "Berlin Blockade" in order to force the Allies to give up its territories because Stalin was afraid that the Allies was planning to take over all Germany.
  • Stalin isolated West Berlin by sealing all borders between East Berlin and West Germany. Transportations were banned to access to West Berlin (highway, rail, and canal) led to hungers and lack of daily needs, such as medications, fuels, clothes.
  • People had to suffer from hungers and lacks of daily needs such as foods, clothes, medicines, toys, etc.
  • The Airlift by the Allies had saved hundred thousands of people life by dropping cargos that contained supplies and foods down to the land.
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