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Iron Curtain


The Iron Curtain was manifested in different ways in different areas. In many areas there was a wide no-man’s zone between countries. Now that the Iron Curtain has "fallen", some hope to turn these areas into green belt nature preserves.
  a phrase popularized by Winston Churchill in 1946 to describe the demarcation between democratic and communist countries in Europe
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  • The Iron Curtain was manifested in different ways in different areas. In many areas there was a wide no-man’s zone between countries. Now that the Iron Curtain has "fallen", some hope to turn these areas into green belt nature preserves.
  • This is unfair, since I know—all of us know by now—that he was shunted around in four different countries, because of the upheavals of the war, and got trapped behind the Iron Curtain and lived on garbage and almost starved, and escaped during the Hungarian Revolution, probably with danger to his life.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He had never really thought about what makes a defector, figuring that there were enough things happening on the other side of the Iron Curtain to make any rational person want to take whatever chance he got to run west.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • I was of course aware that the people of the Soviet Union were still living behind the Iron Curtain, but nevertheless, once there I was surprised at just how much the Russian people were starved of freedom.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer

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  • Should I tremble before your unprovable accusations? I helped land the victorious Army of the Pacific during World War II, I was a roving ambassador for President Eisenhower, have met the crowned heads of Europe and half the leaders of the Iron Curtain countries, so you will excuse me if I’m not suitably impressed by your idle, cowardly threats.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • But the department started sending me to places like Poland and Czechoslovakia, the old Iron Curtain countries.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • "In 1952 the Republicans ran on a program of rolling back the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe," Kennedy warned the nation.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Four of us have seen it in our group and half a dozen promoters and theater brass and that’s about it on this side of the Iron Curtain.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • For a while they gave me a desk job, processing reports, making assessments of military strengths in Iron Curtain countries, tracing units and that kind of thing.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • He had his choice of a dozen Ivy Leaguers, but he wanted her, he said, for her "Iron Curtain look," the angular temples and jaw, the heady alto speaking voice.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker

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  • We struggled to change the way the world looks at Mexican Americans by reflecting our reality in literature, and many eagerly sought our works, but the iron curtain of censorship was still there.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Take the Tortillas out of Your Poetry
  • From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
  • From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Sinews of Peace Speech
  • Today the Iron Curtain is 90 miles off the coast of the United States.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Iron Curtain countries excluding the Soviet Union and China.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • An agent from behind the Iron Curtain?
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • In front of the iron curtain which lies across Europe are other causes for anxiety.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Sinews of Peace Speech
  • In front of the iron curtain which lies across Europe are other causes for anxiety.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
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