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Berlin Airlift and the Iron Curtain.
Transcript of Berlin Airlift and the Iron Curtain.
ideological fighting and physical boundary dividing
Europe into two separate areas from the
end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the
Cold War in 1989 the countries on either side of the curtain
made thier own treaties and alliances: - Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
and the Warsaw pact on the east side with
the soviet union as the most important - the european commity and Nato on the west and south
side with the united states as the military power. the curtain physically took the shape of border defenses most notibly the berlin wall. The Berlin Airlift by the spring of 1949 the effort was becoming a success and by april more cargo was being brought into the city than had preiously been brought in by rail. the success brought humiliation to the soviet union who thought the airlift wouldn't make a difference. motives and or methods 1. expansionism- ussr extends thier sphere
of influence. 2.containment- the us used contaiment in
berlin airlift to prevent
communist expansion. To what extent did the ideological conflict affect international relations after the second world war? It strained relations between the eastern communist powers and western democratics.