Berlin 1948-49

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  • Berlin 1948-1949
    • Blockade
      • 23rd June 1948
      • Stalin cut roads an railways to W Berlin
      • Felt threatened by strong Germany
        • They'd invaded USSR twice
      • Rich W Berlin made communists look poor and bad
      • Lots of E Berliners crossing to W Germany
        • Ruining E German economy
      • ended May 1948
    • Airlift
      • Supplied Berlin by air
      • Plane landed every three minutes
        • Lots of crashes to start with
          • Badly organised
      • Will Tunner
        • 2 routes in- 1 route out
    • June 1948- Trizonia/ West Germany
      • New currency- Deutsche mark
    • Stalin ended it because US would not let Berlin slide

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