This Day in History: Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” Speech (1946)

This Day in History:
Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” Speech (1946)

The phrase “Iron Curtain” refers to the political, military, and ideological barrier erected by the USSR after WWII to seal itself and its dependent eastern European allies off from contact with the West. Churchill’s use of the phrase in a 1946 speech at a US college, though initially perceived as antagonistic, popularized the term. The Iron Curtain largely ceased to exist in 1990, when the communists of eastern Europe finally abandoned one-party rule. What are some earlier uses of the phrase? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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