Winston Churchill Gives His “Iron Curtain” Speech- This Day 1946

On this day in 1946 former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill  gave his famous “Iron Curtain” speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Churchill would condemn the Soviet Union’s policies in  Eastern Europe. He would say “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent.” The term ‘iron curtain” would immediately catch on and be used throughout the Cold War.

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