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Bentley 28 The chapter begins with German in a divided state, with France, England, and the United States in charge of West Berlin and the Soviet Union ruling in East Berlin. After the western powers merged the West Berlin, the Soviet Union put a blockade all links between East and West Berlin. In response, Americans spent months airlifting supplies to West Berlin. Then, the Soviet Union built the Berlin Wall in the middle of Berlin, directly violating the four powers rule. Tensions escalated and the arms race began. In 1950, the United States became involved in another conflict with the Soviet Union in Korea; North Korea was a Soviet zone and South Korea a U.S zone. After three million deaths, both sides decided to stop fighting and the war was over. This conflict encouraged the “globalization of containment”, and thus Dwight D. Eisenhower justified U.S. intervention in communist countries to prevent the “domino theory.” Then came yet another conflict between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, the Bay of Pigs. Cuba sided with
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