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Cold War & the Iron Curtain

Winston Churchill stated: 'From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.' What is 'The Iron Curtain' and what are some of the major factors that contributed to the Cold War

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The Iron Curtain refers to the wall of secrecy and lack of communication imposed on annexed countries by the Soviet Union and Communist-controlled nations. As in any totalitarian regime, the governments and peoples of communist nations were cloaked in secrecy, and people were often kept in ignorance of world events in order to keep ...

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The solution is a short explanation of what the Cold War was and the factors that led to it. The term 'Iron Curtain' is also explained.