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How did the United States respond to the crisis in West Berlin in 1948–1949? A. It withdrew its armed forces from West Berlin. B. It signed a peace treaty with the Soviet Union. C. It insisted that East and West Germany be united. D. It organized an airlift to send supplies to West Berlin

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Annie Barnes on June 2, 2018

The correct answer is D. organized an air bridge to send supplies to West Berlin. What happened was that the Soviets wanted for westerners to give up their power in Berlin, and remove the German mark as currency. Since that was not an option, there was a complete blockade of transport in the West of Berlin. The US responded by the organization, along with other partners, more than 200,000 flights a year with thousands of tonnes of articles of first necessity that fell to the people in need in Berlin.

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