1948 - Berlin Airlift

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Title: 1948 - Berlin Airlift

About: The Berlin Blockade and Airlift was the firing pistol that began the Cold War. During the multinational occupation of post–World War II Germany, the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control. The Soviets offered to drop the blockade if the Western Allies withdrew the newly introduced Deutsche Mark from West Berlin. In response, the American and British air forces flew over Berlin more than 250,000 times, dropping vital supplies of fuel and food. At the height of the Airlift, one plane reached West Berlin every thirty seconds.

Decade: 1940s

Year: 1948

Region: Europe

Country: Germany + USSR + USA + UK

Conflict: Cold War

Society: Economic

Type: Historical Event

Impact: 6

Artist: Vlad Nikulin

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Date Created: 17/10/2021

Group: Genesis

Number: 29/100

Price: 0.6 ETH

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