The roots of Conflict over Berlin

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The Soviet Perspective
Stalin was determined to safeguard the USSR by preventing germany from re-emerging
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The US Perspective
The best guantee for future peace was the development of a democratic Germany
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The division of Germany
Divided into four zones (British, French, US, Soviet), intended as a temporary meaure.
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Berlin
Also divided, was inside the Soviet zone, potential cause for tension
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Stalin's desire for reunification
Feared the unifing of western zones, argued for a neutral Germany, Unacceptable to the US
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Political integration
Moscow meeting 1947, US proposed monetary reform, Soviets rejected it. All western zones integrated as a result in 1949.
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Stalin's personality
His feelings of insecurity and desire to dominate can be seen to have effected superpower relations.
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The best guantee for future peace was the development of a democratic Germany

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The division of Germany

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Berlin

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