Cold War - BERLIN BLOCKADE

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STORYLINE! - It was agreed at Yalta that Germany would be split into 4 zones. This led to a split between East and West Germany. This was a problem for Berlin because it was in East Germany and the Allies did not want to give it up so Berlin was also split in half. The post war economy of the whole of Germany was in ruins. The Americans introduced the Marshall Plan and West Germany benefited; unsurprisingly East Germany did not. Britain and America combinedd their parts of West Germany into 'Bizonia.' They introduced the Deutschmark. Stalin was worried that a prosperous West Germany would pose a threat to Soviet security and he did not want to see a wealthy West Germany next to a

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