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Name: Period: 1. Use the Berlin Background Memo you were assigned last week 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 following questions: Who is the author? How does the author’s identity impact the significance of the letter? 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? 4. Use the source dated September 12, 1948 and the source with “Stix, Baer, and Fuller” in the heading to answer the

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