What is the Berlin airlift in the Cold War?
Subsequently, one may also ask, what was the Berlin Airlift and why did it happen?
In response to the Soviet blockade of land routes into West Berlin, the United States begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine to the citizens of the besieged city. The Soviet action was in response to the refusal of American and British officials to allow Russia more say in the economic future of Germany.
Also Know, what policy is the Berlin Airlift an example of? “Containment” was a post-WWII strategic policy of the Western allies designed to prevent the expansion of Soviet communism, a global struggle which continued (at least) until the collapse of the USSR. The airlift was their response to Soviet closure of ground routes to Western-occupied parts of Berlin.
Moreover, did the Berlin Blockade cause the Cold War?
The main cause of the Berlin Blockade was the Cold War, which was just getting started. Stalin was taking over eastern Europe by salami tactics and Czechoslovakia had just turned Communist (March 1948). On the other side, the USA had just adopted the Truman Doctrine to 'contain' the USSR.
How did the Berlin Airlift impact the Cold War?
The Berlin Airlift: The End of the Blockade On May 12, 1949, the Soviets lifted the blockade and reopened the roads, canals and railway routes into the western half of the city. It amped up Cold War tensions and made the USSR look to the rest of the world like a cruel and capricious enemy.