Flashcards in Germany KQ6 Deck (12):
What was the “iron curtain”?
The communist countries which provided a barrier to the soviets.
They were Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, east Germany, Albania and czechoslovakia
Why couldn’t the ussr do anything to start a war?
Because the USA had atomic weapons
What was the Truman doctrine?
Truman said that if the USA attacked anyone then Truman would send the us army to fight them off
Why did the Marshall plan annoy Stalin?
Because it went against Potsdam because they helped Germany
What was the Berlin blockade and how did the allies respond?
Stalin ordered for all access to West Berlin to be blocked off so the residents couldn’t have supply and electricity so he could eventually take over Berlin.
The allies organised an airlift which lasted 11 months and there was a flight every 30 seconds
Why did Stalin call off the blockade?
Because he couldn’t stop them flying in supplies and if he shot down a ship it would start a war and he couldn’t fight the atomic weapons
What was nato?
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 1949
11 European countries USA and Canada
1955- new west German army bundeswher
Communist equivalent of nato just 6 years later in 1955
Why was the Berlin Wall built?
Because East Germans were migrating into east Berlin
Statistics about the Berlin Wall
103 miles perimeter of West Berlin
Death strip in between the two walls 100 died from 61-89 41 in the first year
Pete lechter was left to bleed to death as people pleaded for them to help him
What was the past of willy Brandt?
West Berlin mayor 1961-66
Foreign minister 1966-69 when he became chancellor