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The Berlin Blockade and airlift

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Revision tip and answer preparation

Revision tip

To help you learn the facts from this Revision Bite, imagine you are a Soviet writer trying to prove that America was to blame for the Berlin crisis of 1948, what would you say? Then think about what an American writer would say.

Remember don't confuse the Berlin Blockade of 1948 with the Berlin Wall of 1961!

Answer preparation

As part of your revision, think about the arguments and facts you would use to explain:

  1. How the Allies divided Germany in 1945.
  2. Why there was a crisis in Berlin in 1948.
  3. What happened in the Berlin Blockade and airlift of 1948.
  4. How the Berlin airlift is a good example of the Cold War.
  5. How the Berlin crisis of 1948 affected the Cold War.

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