Imaginary line separating East and West Europe during the Cold War
What countries were occupied by the Soviet Union
Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia
Churchill's delivers his Iron Curtain speech
March 5, 1946
Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri
"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent."
Stalin saw the speech as a deliberate and unfair attempt to paint the Soviet Union as aggressive and untrustworthy.
The long telegram
An 8,000-word telegram to the Department of State detailing views on the Soviet Union, and US policy toward the communist state.
It's analysis provided one of the most influential explanations for America's Cold War policy of containment.
The American charge d'affaires in Moscow
Sent the long telegram
Stressed the need to contain communism within its current borders
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