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What countries made up the communist side of iron curtain?
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Asked in Vietnam War
How did south Vietnam violate the iron curtain?
There was no such thing as an "Iron Curtain" (a curtain made of iron). The name was simply a symbolic term representing communist countries, with the USSR primarily being the center focus. Consequently, the term "behind the iron curtain" meant being in a communist nation (primarily meaning the USSR).
Asked in World War 2
What was the significance of the Iron Curtain in World War 2?
The concept of the Iron Curtain, presented by Winston Churchill, had significance on the end of WWII and beginning of the Cold War. It presented the idea that capitalism was the correct ideology to follow and that communism was the "iron curtain" dividing the world into the capitalist Western powers and the Soviet Union and the other communist nations (e.g. China). Ultimately, it means that the two ideologies cannot coexist; the "curtain" is not flexible (since it is made of metal) thus the only way to unite the world is to destroy the curtain completely.
Asked in Germany in WW2, Cold War, Winston Churchill
What did Wiston Churchill mean by an iron curtain and what did it separate?
Asked in Cold War
Why did the iron curtain exist?
The Soviet Union had made it a goal to expand its territory, the empire if you will, and their opposition from Western Europe's powers tried to prevent it, along with the citizens of those countries being taken over. Because of this, harsh borders existed where the Soviet Union's control ended, and Winston Churchill named it the "iron curtain."
Asked in Politics and Government
Where was the Iron Curtain?
The "iron curtain" was a reference made by Winston Churchill to an imaginary dividing line between Eastern and Western Europe, with Eastern European countries under the control of the Soviet Union having been cordoned off from Western European countries, politically, economically, socially (with little chance for Eastern European citizenry to travel freely during the Cold War period).
Asked in Cold War
Why was the iron curtain named like that?
The basis behind the "Iron Curtain" can actually be pinned on a speech by Winston Churchill. Considered a jarring and startling speech at the time, the Iron Curtain was a two-fold metaphor. The Soviet Union, a Communist state, had outright occupied an enormous section of the whole of Europe; virtually everything east of Berlin, down to around Turkey and Greece, and the borders of Mongolia and China, were occupied by a regime whose iron handed dictatorship had as much notoriety as the man the Allies just fought to depose: Adolf Hitler. The "Iron Curtain" was named for Stalin's iron handed strategy [Stalin's namesake comes from the Georgian word for steel, or rather the prepositional phrase 'of-steel']. It also was named so for its foreboding aspect, as the Soviet Union's swath across the whole of Europe was with armored columns. The Soviet Union had immense industrial power, and the Soviet's pride in its civilian "army" of industrial workers, made the Iron Curtain analogy appropriate. The "Iron Curtain" in whole, was an analogy by Winston Churchill, which stuck with the West and the civic populace, as it identified their opponent in terms they comprehended well: stark, overbearing, and tyrannical people who sought to depose 'their' freedom: an iron curtain. It made a great label and thus the name was kept.
Which countries were communist in World War Two?
When the war began, only one country claimed to be Communist- the Soviet Union. (I say "claimed to be Communist" because they weren't really Communist in the sense that Marx described- they were actually brutal authoritarian dictatorships pretending to be Communist) As the war ended, the countries that were "liberated" by the Soviets were made into Communist dictatorships too. The Soviets would elevate Communist rebels and party leaders in those countries to be the new national leaders. These were mostly countries in Eastern Europe, such as Poland, Yugoslavia, Hungary and Romania.
Asked in History
What did the term iron curtain refer too?
In Fulton, Missouri, Churchill made a famous speech in which he referred to the world as having been split into two parts. The sphere of the old Western countries and the sphere of the Soviet's. After the WWII, the territory that had been liberated from the Nazis in the eastern part of Europe got under Soviet influence, controlled from Moscow (and building communism). He said: ...an iron curtain has descended across the continent." And a Cold War started.
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Asked in Cold War, History, Winston Churchill
How could it be argued that Winston Churchill started the Cold War?
He made several secret agreements with Stalin in Yalta, dividing Europe between themselves (namely, the continent was to have two spheres of influence; one supervised by USSR, and the other by the UK and France). He is the one who decided which countries should be allowed to become Communist in "free" elections, and which countries should become/remain democratic. It could be argued that Winston Churchill started the Cold War because Churchill's "iron curtain" speech is commonly acknowledged as the start of the Cold War. This could be because he accused Stalin of drawing an "iron curtain" over Eastern Europe - referring to the soviet control of these countries. The metaphor "Iron Curtain" implies that it is hostile, unfriendly and impenetrable. I do not believe that he caused the Cold War but he was merely a catalyst for a series of inevitable events. Also, by doing the speech, it could be argued that he put pressure on America to be even more hostile to the USSR. Although he may not have caused it, he may have started it by showing open hostilities towards the USSR.
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Asked in Cold War, Eastern Europe
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Asked in History of the Middle East, Middle East
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