Why was the Berlin blockade lifted?
Besides, when was the Berlin blockade lifted?
June 24, 1948 – May 12, 1949
Similarly, what was the Berlin crisis and blockade and how was it resolved? On May 12, 1949, an early crisis of the Cold War comes to an end when the Soviet Union lifts its 11-month blockade against West Berlin. The blockade had been broken by a massive U.S.-British airlift of vital supplies to West Berlin's two million citizens.
Hereof, why did the Berlin Blockade happen?
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). Stalin wanted to destroy Germany, and the USSR had been stripping East Germany of its wealth and machinery.
How did the Berlin Blockade impact the Cold War?
The impact on relations Germany and Berlin would remain a source of tension in Europe for the duration of the Cold War. After the crisis of the Berlin Blockade in 1948-49, Europe became divided into two opposing armed camps - the US-backed NATO on one side, and the USSR Warsaw Pact , on the other.