Berlin Blockade and Airlift

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  • Berlin Blockade and Airlift
    • Tensions
      • Attempts at Unity
        • 1948, Britain and USA merged their zones and ceased reparations to start rebuilding German industry
          • Bizonia
          • France joined in Apr 1949 to create trizonia
      • Currency reform
        • The West created a separate currency - the deutschmark - for west Germany
        • The USSR responded by making their own currency - the ostmark - for East Germany
    • The Berlin Blockade
      • Stalin wanted to prevent a West German state and so applied pressure by blocking all supply routes to West Berlin
      • The allies responded by supplying the city by air - sending in 8000 tons a day by Feb
        • Bombers were also placed in England as a threat to prevent retaliation
      • June 1948 - May 1949


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