Berlin Airlift Advantages

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Vincent Mazzaro The Berlin Airlift was advantageous for the United States as the United States were able to overcome the blockade of roads in West Berlin with the use of transporting supplies and materials by air. This showed that the U.S. could overcome the plans used by the Soviet Union to import goods. Tito in Yugoslavia was advantageous to the United States as it was a country that was repelling and not submitting to Soviet Rule, meanwhile the Soviet Union was unable to capture an eastern European state. The Truman Doctrine was beneficial towards both the United States and the Soviet Union as it established a line between the two nations that the U.S. would only interfere if the Soviets attempted capture more territory than they were…show more content…
The Prague Spring which Czechoslovakia was to invade on was important for the Soviet Union as it was again able to put down a revolution for reforms against the strict communism employed. The Korean War was beneficial to both countries and no ground was obtained in either’s attempt to spread either communism or democracy. The Tet offensive was beneficial to the soviets as North Vietnamese showed that they could fight against the U.S. in open fields and conventional warfare which was the beginning of the end for the U.S. in Vietnam. The bombing of the Ho Chi Minh Trail was helpful for the Soviet Union as the bombing destabilized the neighboring Cambodia. The overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos was a victory for the U.S. as it lead to democratic elections in which Corazon Aquino was elected. The Bay of Pigs was a major success for the Soviet Union as the U.S. was embarrassed by the readiness of Fidel Castro’s men who quickly ended the invasion. The Cuban Missile crisis was a success for the U.S. as they were able to stop the Soviets from advancing and forced them to move their nuclear weapons out of Cuba. The Somoza overthrown in Nicaragua was a success for the Soviet Union as Sandinistas who overtook the thrown were communists. The Iran Contra affair was a major failure for the United
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