Berlin Blockade

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  • Today let's talk about Berlin Blockade, which happened in Berlin from 1948 to 1949.
  • In 318 days, the western countries' air force deliver more than 2,300,000 tons source. Most of them are coals and food.
  • Now, let's talk about why caused Berlin Blockade. The first reason is London Conference in 1948.
  • Berlin Blockade begins in 24 June 1948 to 12 May 1949. Totally 318 days.
  • The second reason is America, Britain, France wants to create a new country in west Germany.
  • Air crews includes Royal Air Force, United States Air Force, etc In 318 days, they flew more than 275,000 classes to west Berlin and sent more than 2,300,000 tons of source. Most of them are coal and food.
  • The third reason is America, Britain, France introduced a new currency. It's a huge damage to the economic environment in USSR zone.
  • The Reason caused Berlin Blockade The first reason is London Conference in 1948.  America, Britain, France and Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) attend meeting. They discussed the future of Germany, but Soviet Union is not invited.
  • Finally let's talk about the consequence. First, Germany divided to GDR and DFR. Second, NATO is built to against Soviet Union.  The last one is, the cold war broke out into open confrontation
  • The second reason is America, Britain, France wants to create a new country in west Germany.  Because of this decision, Soviet Union also wants to build new country in east Germany.
  • The third reason is America, Britain, France introduced a new currency called Deutche Mark. It make a huge economic damage in USSR zone. Everyone wants to get rid of their old currency, which has already been worthless. 
  • The consequence about the Berlin Blockade. First, Germany divided to 2 countries: DDR (German democratic Republic) created by Soviet Union and FRG (Federal Republic of Germany) created by America, Britain and France. There are 2 totally different political system. Second,  America built NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Obviously, the aim of America is to against Soviet Union.
  • The  most important consequence is, Cold War broke out into open confrontation. Until disassociation of USSR in 1991,  the cold war sustained at least 40 years. It disturbs every country in these whole world in these 40 years.
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