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March 5, 2021

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The ‘iron curtain’ of Europe

On this date 75 years ago, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill referred to the closing of Eastern Europe by the Soviet Union after World War II as an “iron curtain” that had descended across Europe. This speech is often cited as the uno­cial start of the Cold War that would a‚ect the world for the next half-century. But, of course, the seeds of the Cold War had been planted much earlier than that.

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