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    How did the Berlin Airlift alter the world?

    Pick a way that you feel the Berlin Airlift altered the world to follow and discuss the elements present in the Berlin Airlift that created this change.

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    The Berlin Airlift altered the world to follow. One way this was true is that the world began to see Communism as the enemy and democracy as a gift of freedom and kindness. Communism (Stalin) lead to attempts of starvation; democracy (Allies) lead to extreme measures to protect and supply the people of Berlin, like the Berlin airlift. United States and other democratic countries were viewed in more positive light, and it began a movement towards democratic principles being embraced. Indeed, "the building of the Berlin Wall may be more famous, but few Berlin events brought about as much world tension as the Berlin Blockade of 1948-1949. The Allied response [referred to as the Berlin Airlift] to that Russian attempt to take over all of Berlin was one of the greatest events of the Cold War" (http://www.german-way.com/airlift.html).

    Certain elements of the Berlin Lift created this change, such as:

    (1) "The Berlin Blockade (June 24, 1948 - May 11, 1949) was one of the first major international crises of the cold war. During the multinational occupation of post-World War II Germany, the Soviet Union blocked the three Western powers' railroad and street access to the western sectors of Berlin that they had been controlling. Their aim was to force the western powers to allow the Soviet controlled regions to start supplying Berlin with food and fuel, thereby giving them nominal control over the entire city. It was Stalin's intention to strangle the city into ...

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    This solution offers personal and professional reactions regarding how the Berlin Airlift altered the world. It infuses research to verify data and also emphasizes the role of Communism underlying this event. Various references are given to move toward a thorough examination of the historical event.