HIS315L Page 1 of 4 EXPERIENCE COLLEGE BEFORE COLLEGE Unit 4 Lesson 2: Origins of the Cold War Berlin Airlift IQs Team ___ 1. Use the Berlin Background Memo you read for homework to answer the following questions. Why was Germany divided? What were the initial problems with the division of Germany? Britain,and the Soviet Union. It was divided because it was so unstable.How did the U.S. and U.S.S.R. differ in belief about how Germany should be rebuilt? What was the immediate cause of the Soviet blockade of Berlin? 2. Brainstorm some advantages and disadvantages of the U.S. maintaining a presence in Berlin despite the blockade. Germany was divided into four "zones" that were controlled by the U.S., France, Britain,and the Soviet Union. It was divided because it was so unstable.