Luftbrucke 2

The Cold War

  • End of World War II in Europe

    End of World War II in Europe
    The unconditional surrender of all German forces brings the Second World War in Europe to an end.
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    The Cold War

  • Founding of West Germany

    With the backing of the American and British governments, West Germany is allowed to create a new national constitution and begin a new nation built of the principles of democracy.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Allied leaders gather to discuss the future of German and Europe.
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    Berlin Blockade

    In an attempt to drive the western allied forces from West Berlin Soviet forces blockade all supply lines into the city. The allied forces embrake on the largest airlift in history to feed and heat the people of west berlin for almost ten months.
  • Founding of the East Germany

  • Construction of the Berlin Wall

    Construction of the Berlin Wall
  • Four Power Agreement

  • East and West Germany establish formal diplomatic ties

  • President Ronald Reagan visits Berlin

  • Mass protest in East Berlin

    Estimated one millon poeple attend a pro democracy demonstrations in East Berlin's main square.
  • Fall of Berlin Wall