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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? 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. Advantages Disadvantages 3. Use the primary source dated June 30, 1948 to answer the questions. Who is the author? How does the author’s identity impact the significance of the letter? HIS 315K & 315L | 1 TEAM NAME: ______________________________________________
Explain the meaning of the line: “Appeasement at Berlin will work out identically with appeasement at Munich—but in quicker time.” What fears does the author express at the possible future? How did the sentiments expressed in this letter lead to later events like the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam War?

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