West Germany: New Peril for Berlin

For more than two decades, West Berlin has lived and prospered despite its isolation inside Communist territory. The economic cost of accomplishing that feat is now getting higher and higher. Surrounded by bitterly hostile East Germany, the city (pop. 2,200,000) must bring in most of its food, fuel and raw materials through its air, rail, autobahn and canal lifelines with West Germany, 110 miles away. And to keep their $10 billion-a-year economy afloat under such circumstances, West Berliners have been forced to rely increasingly on powerful infusions of capital and outright...

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