The berlin blockade and airlift 1948 - 1949
at the end of the war, the allies divided Germany and Berlin into 4 zones, germany;s economy and governemtn had been shattered by the war and the allies were faced with a serious question should they continues to occupy Germany or should they try to rebuild it?
- Britain and the USA wanted Germany to recover - they could not afford to keep feeding Germany and they felt punishing Germany would not hep future peace
- the French were unsure about whether to help Germany recover or keep its economy weak
- the USSR did not want to rebuild Germany and Stalin was suspicious about american and British interventions
in 1948 the French, American and British zones merged to become one zone 'trizonia'. with…