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Iron Curtain

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Kristyn Aquino

on 19 February 2013

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East of Iron Curtain West of Iron Curtain Countries under communist control
developed the Warsaw Pact
ruled by the Soviet Union developed democratic governments
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Market economies
depended on the U.S. United States' Perspective Supported the West of the Iron Curtain
Against the expansion of Soviet influence
Airlifted supplies into West Berlin
signed North Atlantic Treaty By Kristyn Aquino & Arielle Cook
Period 7 Iron Curtain
a boundary enforced from 1945 to the end of the Cold War in 1991 Political & military barrier created by the Soviet Union
Separated two sides: East and West Germany
Created to prevent the eastern allies from contact with the west and other non-communist areas Introduction of Iron Curtain Physical Entity Fence that was around 7 thousand kilometers
Actual borderline was marked with posts and signs
Watchtowers behind both sides
a double-wire fence was installed 50 meters from the border
space between the two fences were protected with land mines Winston Churchill
Joseph Stalin
Adolf Hitler Important Figures Began to fall in 1989
Revolt
Non-communist countries began to exist
Communist leaders began resigning
Wall was dismantled in 1989-1991 Fall of the Iron Curtain What would you do? The Editors of Brittanica. (2011). Iron Curtain. Retrieved on February 5th, 2013 from the website: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/294419/Iron-Curtain
Paul Halsall. (1997). Winston S. Churchill: “Iron Curtain Speech”. Retrieved on February 5th, 2013 from the website: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/churchill-iron.asp
Unknown. The Cold War. Retrieved on February 11, 2013 from the website: http://coldwar.irythia.com/index.php
Unknown. Joseph Stalin. Retrieved on February 12th, 2013 from the website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/stalin_joseph.shtml Bibliography
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