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This episode brought to you by DomiNations! Try the game free: http://smarturl.it/BerlinAirlift Tension between the Soviet Union and their former World War 2 Allies escalated into a hostile blockade of Berlin. All sides wanted to avoid another war, but the United States, Great Britain, and France refused to bend to Stalin's pressure. They came up with a daring plan to supply Berlin by air. Support us on Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon (--More below) http://becausegamesmatter.com Grab your Extra Credits gear at the store! http://bit.ly/ExtraStore Subscribe for more Extra History every Saturday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC ___________ Thanks to Joseph Maslov for being our guest artist this week! Check out more of Joe's work below. Website - http://josephmaslov.com/ Blog - http://superjogurt.tumblr.com/ ___________ Play games with us on Extra Play! http://bit.ly/WatchEXP Talk to us on Twitter (@ExtraCreditz): http://bit.ly/ECTweet Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/ECFBPage Get our list of recommended games on Steam: http://bit.ly/ECCurator ____________ ♪ Get the intro music here! http://bit.ly/1EQA5N7 *Music by Demetori: http://bit.ly/1AaJG4H ♪ Get the outro music here! http://bit.ly/23isQfx *Music by Sean and Dean Kiner: http://bit.ly/1WdBhnm
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Extra Credits (10 months ago)
The Soviet Union has blockaded half of Berlin. The people will soon starve. Only the daring, impossible Berlin Airlift can save the city and prevent another World War. This episode brought to you by DomiNations! Try the game free: http://smarturl.it/BerlinAirlift
Lance Stinson (13 days ago)
+Nicolas Peters huh?
DatTankBoi (1 month ago)
I love Ivan and Yuri at 9:37, just unsure what to do.
SIXITHS (1 month ago)
The 'Cold War' began in Athens...
Mapin (1 month ago)
Extra Credits f
Angad Kappor (1 month ago)
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Christopher Bayne (6 hours ago)
3/4 of this info I didn't know. Pretty cool.
Glen M. Danielsen (11 hours ago)
Excellent video! So well done!
That Guy (1 day ago)
Guess you could say the soviets were Stalin
Pro- Tosd (1 day ago)
Why is everyone crying?
Syed Aariz Ali Ahmed (2 days ago)
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Matthew Armstrong (2 days ago)
Churchill wasnt British Prime minister during the Air lift, it was Clement Attlee
TheClasher202 (3 days ago)
Stalin be stalling
Sparkle8205 (4 days ago)
My dad owns a piece of the Berlin Wall, and my family is german, and my grandmother remembers playing in the ruins of her neighbors houses when she was a little girl (living in Germany)
michael carey (5 days ago)
Stalin was a bastard, no less than Hitler. starving civilians was his specialty.
jacob hargiss (15 hours ago)
I dont think so... He was far better at enslaving them.
yy rr (6 days ago)
This video clearly shows why capitalists won over communists
Vrijman (7 days ago)
Now I'm at least guilt free because of my ad-block, by becoming a patron. You guys are really cool. Your videos accompany me when I'm going to sleep, work, or entertainment.
Mason Boger (7 days ago)
Oy mate. Let's hear it for the Aussie, Kiwi, and Canadian effort ey?
Swiss Mapping (7 days ago)
I know that this is kinda a sad subject, but imma try to lighten it up. The USSR was STALIN until the winter.
Artem Shinkevich (9 days ago)
A video is almost a year old, and noone is here to mention that Truman's ambition and his barely existent threat of a "Red Menace" was what has lead to the Berlin blockade in the first place? Cold War wouldn't have even happened, had Roosevelt lasted for at least one more year.
Lee Campbell (10 days ago)
I love this channel. What a fun way to learn about historic events!
Pedro Gaming (10 days ago)
I play domi
atfjacknz (11 days ago)
Am i the only one who feels this video does not fully recognise the efforts of the French Air Force, RAF, RCAF, RNZAF and RAAF?, and it only looks at the US and USSR perspectives, despite the fact the RAF had 147+ aircraft of many different types
Maximus Ayson (13 days ago)
Make some with the Korean war but do you get that extra history
aks flash (14 days ago)
how did the allies got surrounded by Soviets? didn't allies make they way to berlin during war so that means territory before berlin must be under allies occupation?
hans peter (15 days ago)
Can you pleas make a Video about Stalin
Brian Huss (15 days ago)
I am looking for a list of those who were killed during the airlift. Can someone direct me to a good resource?
General Obi Wan Kenobi (17 days ago)
The dark side of the Force always leads to downfall. Suck it, Stalin.
laura johnson (17 days ago)
I CAN'T THANK YOU GUYS ENOUGH FOR MAKING THESE VIDEOS! They're absolutely PERFECT for my 6th graders. Not too long, not too complicated, great animation! ; - )
Jell1y Gamer (18 days ago)
Kilroy was here
Linda Bailey (18 days ago)
—w—(00)—w— U kilroy was here.
Kazim Rizvi (18 days ago)
Take the L
Jabin Iglesias (18 days ago)
i get a boner watching this video
scrambledafrica2104 (19 days ago)
at 10:30 why is austria on the soviet side lol
HeHoZy (20 days ago)
Great things are achieved when COUNTRIES WORK TOGETHER:.!
Infinity (20 days ago)
Austria was not an eastern communist state
FastHaloKid (22 days ago)
Merca
harbl99 (23 days ago)
"We can feed an entire city for fifteen months to prove a point. Imagine what else we can do with that level of logistics..." -- Truman (with a little bit of planning help from the Brits)
Mr. Snrub (24 days ago)
Why is Churchill depicting Britian in 1948!? He was voted out of office three years ago by then.
Deathmare King (24 days ago)
I ALREADY PLAY DOMINATIONS
Crown-Archer (25 days ago)
From this helpfulness, some could cut a slice (cough... Greece cough refuges... cough)
mr.Mixon 132456 (26 days ago)
Allies:I HAVE THE HIGH GROUND!!!!!!! U.S.S.R:i dont think so....damn it....
The Joker (27 days ago)
If Stalin had any sense at all he would have seen the bigger picture. No nation no matter how weak WILL rise against you the more you punish them. The Soviets should have created there own financial reform for the east German state and make them as wealthy as the rest of the USSR (no pun intended)
Brochacho Jr. (29 days ago)
One pilot even airbombed sweets and chocolates.
John Smith (29 days ago)
Why would they divide Berlin that is completely in the Russian sector of east Germany among the Allies? Stalin must have been scared of the A-Bomb to agree to this.
Elliott Burr (29 days ago)
535 soviets disliked
Bossasaurus 123 (1 month ago)
This proves regardless of political beliefs that Stalin was an idiot and a complete fucking dickhead
kishor Shinde (1 month ago)
Make videos for battle of midway
ThatGUY666666 (1 month ago)
I first heard of this back in High-school which would have been about 12 years ago and I must say it still amazes me. The logistics of moving that much cargo alone is nothing short of extraordinary. Combine this with mid-twentieth century technology, it had to go through hostile territory, it involved so many people who spoke different languages, and that many of those people had literally been trying to kill each other less than five years prior. It was nothing short of a miracle of logistics.
Mr Sealio (1 month ago)
1:03 Clemet from Pokèmon XY 😜
Alex Chhay (1 month ago)
The candy bomber is a huge symbol of how great cruelty can lead to great kindness.
despacito 69 (1 month ago)
Wait why i see a lot of times that austria was under soviet control ?
John Smith (29 days ago)
Austria and Greece were also taken over by Stalin but later on were the only two that were released. This was before they got their freedom.
WaffleZ (1 month ago)
G where's nz on the map
WhiteCamry (1 month ago)
Into what mountain range would a plane from Munich to Berlin crash?
Charles Magrath (1 month ago)
Hey just wanted to say I love the drama in the "setting the stage" section, and your overall narrative. Truely one of my favorite channels on Youtube.
GabrielKirov (1 month ago)
10:30 Austria communist ?
John Smith (29 days ago)
Austria and Greece were also taken over by Stalin but later on were the only two that were released. This was before they got their freedom.
Saba Kupreishvili (1 month ago)
A very cold war oh got it is so cold
Drace90 (1 month ago)
"Blitz survivors in London sent care packages to Berlin." Proof that humanity does have a heart.
Theroyalrat (1 month ago)
Its amazing that only 40 years after the wall fell. Germany's the third richest country in Europe
John Smith (29 days ago)
I think Germany is the wealthiest lead member in the EU.
GM Azzy (1 month ago)
"The Soviet's have been... *Stalin...* diplomatically." AHHH!!! Puns!!
A Smith (1 month ago)
Option #3 would have seen Stalin back down.
Marius Marincek (1 month ago)
I found a small mistake at 10:30, Austria is in red color (Communist) which isn't right. Austria was on the other side of the wall. It should have blue color.
John Smith (29 days ago)
Austria and Greece were also taken over by Stalin but later on were the only two that were released. This was before they got their freedom and the russians pulled out in 1955. look up Chancellor Renner's cabinet.
Sam Seaver (1 month ago)
Why is Austria red? 10:33
ItzTheNoob (1 month ago)
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Damyan Kostov (1 month ago)
Did you show Austria as a communist country or am I drunk?
John Smith (29 days ago)
Austria and Greece were also taken over by Stalin but later on were the only two that were released. This was before they got their freedom and the russians pulled out in 1955. look up Chancellor Renner's cabinet.
loveandhate777 (1 month ago)
do an episode about putting cards into machines please!
Fishystew Productions (1 month ago)
THIS IS A LIE, *gasp* STALIN IS A HERO *dies*
Poet (1 month ago)
I feel like you're unnecessarily making the Soviets seem more evil than they were
Virus (1 month ago)
How does America send their planes to Berlin? *FUEL*
John Smith (29 days ago)
They had a large section of west Germany. They still have airbases in Germany today.
Vanessa Da Cringe (1 month ago)
7:13 finaly something big that happens on my birthday ( even tho i wasnt born yet )
Niico Nicole (1 month ago)
Why do the characters look different
Some Doge (1 month ago)
Stalin: Hippity Hoppity Berlin is now my propperty Pilots: *supplies berlin via air* Stalin: Blyat
Clint Tapper (1 month ago)
Darmok and Jalad... at Tanagra. Shaka, when the walls fell. (wise words, I think we can all agree)
Tycer TRN (1 month ago)
0:56 you is that sweden
Luis Medina (3 days ago)
Yup
Sneaky_ Cloaker (1 month ago)
Can you make a videos about Poland under communist control please because Soviet unions control over Poland fell after the Berlin wall collapsed
Pfau - GVS (1 month ago)
It’s great in Australia, Europe, Asia and America fighting then we just cracking a vb, Smith’s and Tim tams watching
Jhune Banggoy (1 month ago)
Truman: We have the high ground Stalin! Stalin: You underestimate my power. Truman: Don't try it. *Stalin puts a communist city* *Stalin fails* Truman: You were my friend Stalin, You were supposed to destroy Communism not join them! Stalin: I HATE YOU!!!
AlphaChocolateTruffle (1 month ago)
The Berlin Wall... a symbol of how people are willing to leave friends, family, careers, and entire lives behind, and even risk losing all of them, just for their freedom.
Páúl cáwléy (1 month ago)
THANKS helped me soo much☺
Science 2020 (1 month ago)
7:52 No... They were *Stalin*
Jaeorcy (1 month ago)
gimme more history
Random Stranger (1 month ago)
Its hilarious how good usa is portrayed in this video
Desert Ranger (1 month ago)
I SAW THAT BLOND HAIR. RED BARON
Pam Gramster (1 month ago)
10 days of delivering supplies= 1 Bismark of weight
Simbach Vazo (1 month ago)
3:27 It is said "Le Gasp!" not "Gasp!"
Udo Mager (1 month ago)
That Flag for east Germany was not correct. AND It is called the German Democratic Republic (Deutsch Demokratische Republik, DDR) or GDR for short. West germany was the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland, BRD)
Nordic Guy (1 month ago)
0:56 is that Sweden?
Soviet Loli (1 month ago)
10:27 I can tolerate the anti-communist bias, but can you at least use the right flag?
Shernathan T. (1 month ago)
Does anyone know the name of the music in the end?
Nick Farlie (1 month ago)
Stalin just got karma
fordy massive (1 month ago)
"...'stallin'g..."
KOTYAR0 (2 months ago)
2:56 And how were the living conditions for GDR citizens that time, I wonder?
John Smith (29 days ago)
No muslim No Go Zones like today.
Poly N (2 months ago)
@7:53 don't you mean STALIN diplomatically?badum tsssss (haha ok ill stop now)
burningduck01 (2 months ago)
What did you do? Austria wasn't communist neither was Switzerland part of the NATO!
Jackson Smith (2 months ago)
Much Truman. Very cold.
Văru' din Banat (2 months ago)
10:32 - Austria was never part of the Communist Block, but nice video.
Thrifikionor (2 months ago)
10:31 I didnt know that Austria was part of the eastern bloc
DarthNinjaCode (2 months ago)
What about the English and the french?
John Smith (29 days ago)
The were bankrupt after the war and no longer major players.
Crap Banger (2 months ago)
Stalin: ‘We surround you. Give up!’ Allied leaders: ‘Nah we’re good.’
Skywalker 213 (2 months ago)
Why is Austria communist?
Yay stalling Stalin it rhymes
Ingram (2 months ago)
Truly this whole situation was so pivotal to the world it's so strange that such small things could have tipped the world into chaos
Mr. Clumsy (2 months ago)
3:26, i loved how ´Murica was like "bye bye teddy bear", while France and UK are worried
THE BUTTER EMPIRE (2 months ago)
09:40 thats my birth day! (Not the year)
damegaKing (2 months ago)
Nice video. But i found a little mistake. Switzerland and Austria were neutral in cold war and not part of either side unlike shown in this video.
John Smith (29 days ago)
Austria and Greece were also taken over by Stalin but later on were the only two that were released. This was before they got their freedom and the russians pulled out in 1955. look up Chancellor Renner's cabinet. The air lift was well before Stalin left.

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