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What is the Berlin Blockade


The Berlin Blockade was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. In Western Germany, Stalin set up a military blockade around west Berlin in June 1948. His plan was to cut western Germany off from its capital so the new government based in Berlin. Stalin hoped that this would prove that a divided Germany with the ‘Berlin Airlift’. The airlift prevented the blockade from succeeding. Truman’s response was peaceful and this made Stalin’s military blockade appear highly aggressive. The Berlin Blockade started in 1948 and ended in 1948


What is the Cuban Missile Crisis


1959 The Cuban revolution over threw the pro American government and its leader Batista. The new leader was Fidel Castro. America does not accept Castro as the new leader because Castro’s government had seized American property in Cuba. America in response banned the import of Cuban sugar into America and this could have left to bankruptcy.