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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Iron Curtain whets the appetite for an equally well-researched sequel to this history that would lay out the varied path to liberty taken by these three countries post 1989.
Although the postwar Iron Curtain "descended" in 1946 or thereabouts, its substance consisted of easily recognizable historical fabric.
The principal purpose of this article is to elaborate on certain conceptual and practical foundations of both the rollover and iron curtain approaches, with special emphasis on the originating-and-reversing property of income measurement errors and quantifications under the rollover approach.
FEW WORDS, even coming from that master of oratory Winston Churchill, have had more immediate and lasting impact than those he uttered in the small mid-western town of Fulton, Missouri, on March 5th, 1946: 'From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the (European) continent'.
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.
Both sides presented an iron curtain at the back despite some narrow shaves but in the spot-kick sequence it was the Anglesey club who shaded it in a tense 5-4 climax.
Harriman felt the same magic when she was in the Czech Republic in 1990 just after the Iron Curtain fell.
no), is developing several new tours for 2007 and 2008, one of which might well be along the corridor of the former Iron Curtain a slim piece of real estate that President Mikhail Gorbachev has proposed as a future greenway.
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.