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The role of the Berlin airlift and the Korean War in the development of the Cold War.

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History Homework - Exam Question The Berlin Blockade and airlift were important for the development of the Cold war because it was one of the first crises which happened during the Cold War. The Berlin Blockade ruined many people lives in West Berlin as the Soviets had blocked food supplies, energy supplies and gas to West Berlin by closing routes, cancels and railways. This lead to the USA and Britain having to supply West Berlin by sending airplanes filled with supplies to West Berlin. In order for West Berlin to survive, they needed 4000 tonnes of food a day which meant that aeroplanes filled with supplies landed every few seconds. ...read more.


As the Berlin Blockade and airlift had the potential to start another war as Stalin could have bombed the planes, this tells me that the Berlin Blockade and Airlift was one of the reasons for the Cold War. The Korean War was important for the development for the Cold War because it was the first "hot" war in the Cold War. The Korean War was about North Korea and South Korea fighting against each other. The USA was on South Korea's side and the USSR was on North Korea's side. ...read more.


The Korean War was also important because it was the first "hot" war in the Cold War and it involved the US troops and USSR troops fighting together. On balance I think the Berlin Blockade and the airlift was the main reason for the development of the Cold War. I think this because the Korean War did not actually relate to the USA and the USSR very much, but the Berlin Blockade related more to the USA and the USSR and therefore shows that the Berlin Blockade and Airlift caused more tensions because it was between the USA and the USSR. ?? ?? ?? ?? Sana Bhatia 11SG ...read more.

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