Significance Of Berlin Blockade  

Significance Of Berlin Blockade

The Berlin Wall has a historical significance and reminds us of the cold war relations that existed between the superpowers. Various events resulted in tension between these nations that eventually led to the building of this wall and introduction of the new currency in Germany not to forget, the supply of basic necessities to East Berlin by air.

              The reasons for this Cold war is believed to have originated from the two conferences held at Potsdam and Yalta wherein it was decided to split Germany into 4 zones -- each one belonging to the attendees of the congress (USSR, USA, Britain and France). More...

What Led The Soviets To Blockade West Berlin ?

What Led The Soviets To Blockade West Berlin ?

The cold war that rose between the superpowers governing Germany (USA, USSR and Britain) was the first reason for the Berlin Blockade. Stalin was taking over the governance of Eastern Europe and Czechoslovakia had become a communist country then. In order to contain the rising power of USSR, USA adopted the ‘Truman Doctrine’.

The second primary reason was the conflicting aims of the two superpowers on the governance of their respective zones in Germany. At the conference held in July 1945 at Potsdam, USSR disagreed with the US and Britain. More...

Berlin Blockade Timeline

Berlin Blockade Timeline

The Berlin Blockade is a major historical event that marks the efforts of Soviet Union to gain practical control over the city of Berlin by blocking the Western Allies' roads and rail access to the Berlin sector under Allied control. The main aim behind this step was to force the western powers to allow Soviet Union to start supplying fuel and food to Berlin. Though motor traffic was still permitted, it required the people to take a huge detour.

After the ‘announcement’ of the Deutsche Mark in June 1948, the Soviet guards stopped the entire road traffic and passenger trains plying on autobahn to the city of Berlin and also delayed the shipment of German and Western freights. The Soviet also insisted that all goods transported by water should take special permission from them. More...

 

 

 

 
   
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