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What does Iron Curtain mean?

The Iron Curtain is a Western term referring to the boundary which divided Europe into two separate areas of political influence and ideology from the end of World War II until the end of the Cold War. A variant of the Iron Curtain, the Bamboo Curtain, was coined in reference to the People's Republic of China.

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Beside this, why was the Iron Curtain called that?

Churchill meant that the Soviet Union had separated the eastern European countries from the west so that no one knew what was going on behind the “curtain.” He used the word “iron” to signify that it was impenetrable.

Furthermore, what is an Iron Curtain country? The Iron Curtain is a term related to the Cold War. It means the border between the states that were members of the Warsaw Pact (in Eastern Europe), and those that were not (then called The West). This border was between East Germany and West Germany, between Czechoslovakia and Austria, and between Hungary and Austria.

Likewise, people ask, what was the purpose of the Iron Curtain?

Iron Curtain, the political, military, and ideological barrier erected by the Soviet Union after World War II to seal off itself and its dependent eastern and central European allies from open contact with the West and other noncommunist areas.

What countries were behind the Iron Curtain?

The Europan countries which were considered to be "behind the Iron Curtain" included: Poland, Estearn Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania and the Soviet Union.

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