16
/
en
AIzaSyCYaC8UkdPkQKLFUmpasLV5eC3M802CrcA
8540
927
1

aug 4, 1948 - Berlin Blockade

Description:

Russia’s response to the merger of the French, USA and UK partitions of Berlin was to cut all road and rail links to that sector.

Stalin was angered at the introduction of the new Deutchmark in the West, and the Marshall Plan, which both undermined East Germany, showing Capitalism to be a superior ideology. He also believed that Berlin should belong to the Soviets in its entirety.

This meant that those living in Western Berlin had no access to food supplies and faced starvation. Food was brought to Western Berliners by US and UK airplanes, an exercise known as the Berlin Airlift.

Added to timeline:

11 months ago
1
0
417
Interwar Years and Cold War Timeline

Date:

aug 4, 1948
Now
~ 70 years ago
PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!logo
About & FeedbackTermsPrivacy