Unit 4 Lesson 2: Origins of the Cold War Berlin Airlift IQs
1. Use the Berlin Background Memo you read for homework to answer the following
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.