The Cold War in Germany



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The Cold War in Germany

Directions: Using the link on the class webpage, complete the tasks below.

Part I: Divisions of Germany

Divide Germany into four zones, and label the zones. Also label the capital city of Berlin.

Part II: The Question of Reparations



Read the description of war reparations and answer the following questions:

  1. What are reparations?




  1. What did the Soviet Union want?



  1. What did the United States want? Why?

Part III: The Berlin Blockade



Read about the blockade and answer the following questions:

  1. What did the three western powers do to anger the Soviet Union?


  1. How did the Soviet Union react?




  1. Describe the blockade and its intention:

Part IV: The Berlin Airlift



Read about the airlift and complete the following tasks:

  1. Draw a picture of the Airlift:



  1. Why did the airlift occur?



  1. How did the airlift end?

Part V: Two Germany’s



Read about the division of Germany and answer the following questions:

  1. What happened in 1949?



  1. How were East and West Germany different? (name as many differences as you can)



  1. Why did the East German’s build the Berlin Wall?


  1. Describe the Berlin Wall:



  1. Draw a sketch of the Berlin Wall:

Part VI: Conclusion



Based on all that you have read, answer the following questions:

  1. Who do you think is responsible for the conflicts over Germany? Explain.


  1. How come neither the U.S. nor Soviet Union used their militaries in a more aggressive manner?



  1. How do these events reflect the Cold War?



  1. Who do you think “won” the battles over Germany? Explain.



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