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Iron Curtain

Iron Curtain, term for self-imposed isolation of the former USSR and its Eastern European satellite countries, a policy established after World War II. The term was popularized by Sir Winston Churchill in a speech at Fulton, Mo., on Mar. 5, 1946.

See also: Cold War.

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