Divide Germany into
zones of occupation (1948 to 1949).
This was the one of the
earliest cold war conflict as the city of Berlin was totally surrounded by East
Germany that was under the control of the Soviet Union forces. The city itself
was divided into international zones that were later simplified into west and East
Berlin. The city of Berlin was consequently cut off from land access by the
The allied forces led
by the United States offered a solution of flying in provisions round the clock
to West Berlin to keep the masses from starvation. This proved to be fruitful
as rations were actually increased in West Berlin during the blockade.