Germany Cold War

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  • Germany
    • Bizonia
      • split up Germany and Berlin into zones. USSR felt threatened by the USAs rebuilding of Germany.
      • Reunification
        • USA wanted a united capitalist Germany that it could trade with and to stop the spread of communism
          • VS
            • USSR wanted Germany to be weak and communist so it couldn't attack the Soviets again
        • British and USA zones joined together - BIZONIA
          • French later joined forming West Germany
          • received Marshal Aid
          • Stalin believed the Bizonia was formed to show the richer west and poor east.
      • Division
        • USSR wanted Germany to be weak and communist so it couldn't attack the Soviets again
        • 1.5 million troops in its zone. west sent most home.
        • Berlin deep in soviet zone. the West Berlin was dependent on the East for food.
          • June 1948 soviets closed all travel out of West Berlin. more detail in other bubble...
    • Currency Reform
    • Berlin Blockade and Airlift
      • Formal  division of East and West Germany 1949
      • Stalin forces to concede defeat and lift blockade after 318 days.
      • Airlift - showed Western resistance
        • 1.5 million tons of supplies delivered
      • Stalin severed links between East and West Berlin
      • Stalin stopped all transport links into West Berlin.
        • West saw as an attempt to starve into surrender. so supplied west berlin.

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