The Berlin airlift was important because it prevented West Berlin from falling into the control of the Soviet Union after World War II. The Soviet Union was blockading the parts of Berlin that were occupied and administe... More »

The Berlin blockade was related to the Cold War because it was a non-military struggle between the Soviet Union and the United States, Great Britain and France for control of West Berlin. The successful airlift of suppli... More »

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The Encyclopedia Britannica states that the Berlin airlift lasted for longer than a year, from June 26, 1948, to Sept. 30, 1949. The airlift continued until this date despite the Soviet Union having lifted its blockade o... More »

USSR stands for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which was also known as the Soviet Union. The USSR existed from 1922 until 1991. Following a long revolution and civil war that overthrew the Russian monarchy, it ... More »

Adolf Hitler was the Nazi leader of Germany during World War II, and Joseph Stalin was the Communist leader of the Soviet Union during World War II. Though both men were harsh dictators, the ideologies they functioned un... More »

In Germany's bid to defeat the Soviet Union during World War II, Adolph Hitler viewed conquering the city of Stalingrad as a critical strategic point. Germany attempted to take Stalingrad, and the Soviet Union defeated t... More »

The traditional date marking the fall of the Berlin Wall is Nov. 9, 1989. On this day, the government of East Germany allowed people to cross freely into West Berlin. The government removed some portions of the wall to c... More »