May 23,2014 Ian Harvey,Guest Author The Iron Curtain was a barrier between social,economic,and political groups in Europe after the end of the Second World War. It began to lose its sturdiness over time,especially in the very late 1980s. Its fall was rooted in theevents leading to Germany becoming unified.
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What happened to the Iron Curtain after 1961?
End of the Iron Curtain. Although it seemed as if the Iron Curtain restrictions were a bit relaxed after Stalin died in 1953, the Berlin Wall construction reinforced them in 1961. It was only in 1991 when the Cold War ended and the one party communist rule in Eastern Europe was abandoned that the Iron Curtain ceased to exist.
What was the purpose of the Iron Curtain?
See Article History. 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 were the effects of the Iron Curtain on Hungary?
The Iron Curtain. The Soviet Union took the old principle of 渓a guerre doit nourrir la guerre?[榯he war must feed the war橾 seriously, and the Red Army lived off the land. Besides carrying the legal burden of the armistice obligations, Hungary suffered through illegal seizure and large-scale looting.
Was the Iron Curtain a real border?
The Iron Curtain was not only a political and philosophical concept; it was a real and tangible border. 1. The Iron Curtain was a Cold War name for the borders between Western and Soviet Europe. It was coined by Winston Churchill in 1946 during a speech in Fulton, Missouri.