Iron Curtain

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Iron Curtain

a. (formerly) the guarded border between the countries of the Soviet bloc and the rest of Europe
b. (as modifier): Iron Curtain countries

Iron Curtain

political and ideological barrier of secrecy concealing Eastern bloc. [Eur. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 490]
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Patrick Wright disassembles conventional assumptions that define the Iron Curtain as a conflict between the West and the Soviet bloc.
The first step in an analysis would be to compute the amount of ABC's income misstatement for 2008 under both the iron curtain and rollover approaches.
Although the Iron Curtain has been removed and the Bamboo Curtain is now opened up with trade zones, there are still parts of the world where outsiders are distrusted and outside ideas forbidden.
Harriman felt the same magic when she was in the Czech Republic in 1990 just after the Iron Curtain fell.
The Iron Curtain has collapsed and, despite the predictions of Francis Fukuyama regarding the fall of communism, the story isn't over.
But have them pretend their audience is not Americans and others in the West, but people behind the Iron Curtain.
Like many established German artists, Herold grew up in the East and made his reputation in the West, having studied art on both sides of the Iron Curtain.
As more countries have adopted these institutions following the fall of the Iron Curtain, incomes and environmental quality have improved.
In any event, societal collapses after the fall of the Iron Curtain, bringing about tragically high unemployment and crushing poverty, mean that no work is available anyway.
In a plot worthy of Dad's Army at its best, it has been revealed that Ml5 and the RAF conspired at the end of the Second World War to train homing pigeons to transport tiny biological weapons across the Iron Curtain.
The truth is this: It took four decades of patient engagement to bring- down the Iron Curtain, and 10 years of deft diplomacy to turn chaotic, post-Soviet states into stable, pro -Western democracies.

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