Definition of Iron Curtain in English:

Iron Curtain

Line breaks: Iron Cur|tain


(the Iron Curtain)
  • A notional barrier separating the former Soviet bloc and the West prior to the decline of communism that followed the political events in eastern Europe in 1989.
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    • In the past 15 years, the former East bloc nations behind the Iron Curtain have become free and democratic.
    • The collapse of the Iron Curtain brought about a political revolution in Europe.
    • During the Cold War years, Western Europe encompassed the area to the west of the Iron Curtain.

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