Key Idea 5- Berlin Blockade and Trizonia

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What was the main cause of the Berlin Blockade?
The currency changes- Western zones created the Deutschmark and East zones the East German mark,
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What did the Soviets do in this blockade?
They blocked all transport links by air, road, rail or waterway from Western zones to Berlin
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What was their aim?
To absorb Western Berlin into Soviet zones by starving West Berliners out,
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What did the Allies respond with?
They created the Berlin Airlift which flew provisions into West Berlin
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How many tonnes of food did it carry daily?
4,700 tonnes of food,
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What airport was built in the area of Frencg Berlin?
Berlin's Tempelgof Airport
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Why didnt the soviets shoot these planes down to stop provisions getting into West GErmany?
As they didnt want to start WW3, especially since WW2 had just finished,
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When was the Berlin blockade called off and by who?
Soviets called it off in May 1949
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What union occured during the Berlin blockade between who?
Trizonia between F, GB and USA
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After the blockade and as a result to other divisions, what is formed in Western Germany and when and Eastern Germany and when?
West- FRG- Federal Republic of Germany in May 1949, East-GDR-German Democratic Republic in October 1949
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What did the Soviets do in this blockade?

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How many tonnes of food did it carry daily?

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