Head Chair: Mashal Shah

Berlin 1

Topic Guide: Berlin Cold War Crisis


The origins of the Cold War remain disputed to this day, but the Berlin Blockade was surely a major contender. The
blockade, imposed by the Soviet Union on June 24, 1948, intended to hinder France, Britain, and the United States from entering their zones in Berlin after the Second World War. After Germany had fallen into the hands of the Allied Control Commission, the ideologies of the United States and the Soviet Union clashed, and both refused to back down from the other. Hence, as officials from various Western powers, you must find a way to overcome the political and economic burdens that the blockade caused, and bring stability to West Berlin once more.


For questions or concerns regarding the committee, topics, or position paper, Mashal can be contacted at dmunc.berlin@davismun.org.