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    The Berlin Airlift and its Strategic Effects Despite its beginnings as a logistical nightmare for the aircrews and aviators, the Berlin Airlift was extremely effective in the role of containing the spread of communism into Berlin, while ensuring the survival of capitalism for millions of its citizens. After the conclusion of World War II, the city of Berlin was divided into two major sections: East and West Berlin. The western section was divided between the three allies and under the control of

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    The Berlin Airlift and its Strategic Effect Despite its beginnings as a logistical nightmare for the aircrews and aviators, the Berlin Airlift was effective in the role of containing the spread of communism into Berlin, while ensuring the survival of capitalism for its millions of citizens. After the conclusion of World War II, the city of Berlin was divided into two sections: East and West Berlin. The western section was divided between the three allies while the eastern portion was under Soviet

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    think all hope is lost, your family is low on food, medicine, fuel, and there’s no more electricity in your house...you see the Allies planes flying overhead! The Berlin Airlift gave many people hope. This essay will contain information about the Berlin Airlift, like when and where it started, when it ended, and what living in West Berlin was like during this period. The Cold War was a war that consisted of hostility and threats among several countries. This war went on from 1948-1991, affecting citizens

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    Berlin Airlift Causes

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    span of the Berlin Airlift, 394,509 tons of supplies were given to the Berlin people from the United States, Royal Air Force, and British Civil. The Berlin Airlift’s main priority was to assist the people in Berlin with supplies such as food, clothing, medical supplies, and much more, because the Soviets blockaded West Berlin and deprived Berlin citizens of resources in an attempt to run the other allied powers out of the city. Thousands of individuals were helped during the Berlin Airlift, which lasted

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    Berlin Airlift was the first major test of the Free World’s will to resist Soviet aggression. It all began in June 1948, when Soviet authorities claimed that “technical difficulties” would halt all traffic by land and water in and out of the western-controlled sections of Berlin. The only passages left into this territory that wouldn’t upset the Soviets were three 20-mile wide air corridors. The Western powers (United States, Great Britain, and France) were then faced with two options: abandoning

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    THE BERLIN AIRLIFT Being surrounded by East Germany left the Western-occupied sections of Berlin very vulnerable, however. In June 1948, Allied efforts to produce a unified currency for West Germany triggered alarm in the Soviet Union, and officials decided to block all access to Berlin, in the hopes of forcing the Allies to give them more control of the city. Essentially, the Soviet Union planned to starve the city in order to coerce the West into capitulating. They wanted to drive The United States

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    Berlin Airlift At the end of the second world war, U.S, French, British and Soviet military forces decided to divide Germany and Berlin between them. In early 1948 the United States, France, and the United Kingdom wanted Germany to have a more stable society and be economically stable while the Soviets insist in keeping Germany weak and easy to control (Cold War Slides 54). The question of the time was whether western Germany and western Berlin (Allied controlled) would remain free of the Soviets

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    The Use of Rhetoric in Media Accounts of the Berlin Airlift In the late 1940’s Berlin became the dividing line between Communism and Capitalism. This beleaguered city was to be the front line of the Cold War. In 1948 The city, divided into four sectors, one of which was occupied by the Soviet Union, was engaged in a life or death struggle for survival. The Berlin Airlift was not simply a struggle for the life of one city. The city was a prize in the game of chess between the west and the Soviet

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    The Berlin Airlift

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    In the beginning of the Berlin airlift, Germany was broken apart into four sections. Soivent Union, America, British and France all has a section. Berlin was located in the soviet union territory but was also broke into sections. So the u.s and britain decided that after WW2 there has been huge destruction throughout europe and germany. There economy was bad and no one was working or getting paid. So in result France, Britain and the U.S. joined together to make up Benzonia. One of the changes that

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    Berlin Airlift Dbq

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    The Berlin airlift initially started with the division of Germany into four sections amongst major powers, including the US, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union after WWII. The United States, Britain, and France united to make West Berlin, while East Berlin belonged to the Soviet Union. On June 27, 1948, Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union decided to blockade any shipments into West Berlin in an attempt to weaken and overthrow it. With West Berlin surrounded by communism and

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