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  • n. The dividing line between Western Europe and the Soviet controlled regions, especially during the Cold War.

Etymologies

Specialised use of iron curtain. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Washington - Twenty-five culturally significant recordings - including a 70-year-old radio broadcast of Marian Anderson's recital at the Lincoln Memorial, Dylan Thomas reading of "A Child's Christmas in Wales" and Winston Churchill's post-World War II speech that coined the term Iron Curtain - will be preserved in a special sound archive.

    Latest Headlines - ABC 7 News

  • We are in the midst of the Fourth World War of modern times; moreover it is by no means certain that we won the Third World War (the Cold War); recent signs indicate that the fall of the Iron Curtain was a mere ploy in the Long March – a strategic retreat in order to regroup and employ a more nuanced movement.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The Iraq quagmire is a product of Bush’s incompetance … Korea, however was a leftover from World War II, just like the so called Iron Curtain in Europe.

    Think Progress » Bush v. Harry Truman.

  • It must start with Winston Churchill, who, in his famed "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946, awakened the world to this new struggle, saying: "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the continent.

    The Minority Report -

  • But even with the deployment of thousands of nuclear weapons on both sides of the Iron Curtain, the Soviet moves into Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslovakia in 1968 were not deterred.

    Deterrence in the Age of Nuclear Proliferation

  • It's been just about twenty years since the fall of the Iron Curtain and during that period the United States and Russia have continued to increase cooperation.

    Andrei Bystritsky: Another Re-Set In Russian-American Relations

  • I've heard a few folks offer comparisons regarding the amazing events that have unfolded in Egypt over the last few weeks, including the Tea Party the original one in Boston, that is, the fall of the Iron Curtain, and the struggle against Apartheid.

    Brian D. McLaren: The Egyptian Revolution And Theological Reformation

  • The end of the Iron Curtain and Germany's reunification created the political will to bind Europe's nations together forever.

    Europe Needs Democratic Rejuvenation

  • The end of the Iron Curtain and Germany's reunification created the political will to bind Europe's nations together forever in a common European House.

    A Vision for Post-Crisis Europe

  • But it had been on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain and it was suffering badly.

    Zero-Sum Future

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