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Berlin Blockade Background Notes

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The Berlin Blockade- Background

13/10/2014

Yalta- Agreed Berlin would be divided into 4 zones Potsdam:
-Occupying powers could take reparations from their zones
-Russians would be granted addition reparations in exchange for food and raw materials
-Each zone would be treated as a single economic area

Disagreements- Soviet view:
-Russians could use their zone for their own benefit, dismantling factories and taking it back to USSR, reacted by taking all production back to USSR
-Only a few reparations from the west were received, May 1946 reparations stopped altogether
-Refused to send raw materials until they received a satisfactory level of reparations
-US were breaching Potsdam conference agreements

Disagreements- Western view:
-Western zones took in majority of German refugees
-Division of Germany put strain on the economy
-West was eager for German economy to recover so paid for food imports, so wanted to help Germans before sending goods to the Soviets

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