Berlin Blockade Russians cut off western berlin from supplies Berlin Blockade

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Berlin Blockade = Russians cut off western berlin from suppliesBerlin Blockade lasts from April 1, 1948 - May 12, 1949US responds with Berlin Airlift (US flies in plane after plane of suppliesfrom western Germany to western Berlin - ends blockadeRussia decides to make life extremely uncomfortable for anyone in western Berlin by building the Berlin Wall all the way around westernBerlin: Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart (USSR): Wall of Shame (US)Becomes a symbol for ideological differences in Europe during Cold WarAt the end of the Cold War USSR says screw it do what you want to the Eastern BLOCAs the BLOC dissolved East Germany folded and the Berlin Wall FellApril 1948 - Iron Curtain Falls = Berlin WallHistory Notes: End of WWIIPolitically, economically, socially, lifestyle etc.Watch how everything changed in a single yearWhat happened in Berlin eventually happened to all of EuropeIntro:East and West Berlin and in general EuropeTransition between differing political and economic systems Major concept: Transition 60s and 70s they were at their technological and economic heightModern industrialized cities They were way ahead of the US for a long timeThere was a sense of community and teamSoviet System: Ideologically was not a complete and utter failure
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