1948 Berlin Blockade

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  • 1948 Berlin Blockade
    • Germany was a key battleground in the Cold War's blocked access to the war zones
    • A response to the new currency
    • Railways, canals and roads were blockaded
    • Truman ordered millions of tones of supplies to be flown in
    • Stalin ended the blockade in 1949
    • Significance
      • Failure for Stalin
      • Demonstrated that neither countries were prepared to risk war
      • World powers remained in Berlin
      • NATO established as a result
      • Confirmed military division
      • NATO stablised Europe

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