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Germany Post War Iron Curtain. The Berlin Wall 1962. Original News Reel Footage Documentary - YouTube

Restored short Documentary Film showing life in Germany one year after the Berlin Wall was first erected. Detailed footage of the people whose lives were irr...
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This footage shows life in Germany one year after the Berlin Wall was first erected. Detailed footage of the people whose lives were irrevocably affected by Communism - families, couples and friends were seperated. Daring escapes were made by others - some were successful others unfortunately weren't. **The Berlin Wall was essentially a part of the Iron Curtain**
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The Iron Curtain Has Parted - Don Windle

Old 78RPM Record Played On Antique Windup Sonora Record Player.
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A cute little song to enjoy about the American military men being released from 'Red' imprisonment and the iron curtain. Don sings about his feelings, beliefs and opinions and shares them with the public during those times.
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Political Cartoon !

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This cartoon is called the “Iron Curtain” and was made by Leslie Gilbert Illingworth. Illingworth worked for the Daily Mail and published this cartoon on May 28, 1946. This was soon after World War II ended when the Soviets and the rest of the Allies divided up the land in Eastern Europe. At this point a race started between the Soviet Union and the United States. There was an arms race and a containment of ideologies such as the Communism of Soviets. As Communism started rapidly expanding through Europe, the Soviets gradually made a barrier between the communist countries and the democratic countries. This barrier was later on called the Iron Curtain, including Poland, Eastern Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Albania. The United States disagreed with Communism and shut out those under the Iron Curtain. The cartoon demonstrates the anger of the people that are behind the Iron Curtain. They are mad because they are under the control of Soviet Russia, but they are also upset because the rest of the world has shut them out and is not helping them. Instead of solving the problem, they had just declared an Iron Curtain in order to not have to deal with it. People are trying to escape from underneath the curtain but they are having trouble. On the other hand those on the outside of the Iron Curtain appear to have no problem moving on and creating plans for a new world without those that are being controlled by the Soviets. The feelings of the people that are portrayed in the cartoon will be what causes the fall of the curtain. The way the Soviet Union governed the satellite countries were disfavored by the people. The reason being was because there were no basic human rights were given, food shortages, their economic status’ were declining and poverty stated to come about. This later on caused rebellious actions against this system. This cartoon shows the problems of the people under the Iron Curtain the lack of help from the rest of the world and hints at the problems that would soon follow. The audience is probably the citizens of Europe and the United States in order to convince them to help those that are unwillingly behind the Iron Curtain. It probably convinced them to finally help the countries that were under Soviet rule.
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cold war: The Iron Curtain and Containment | Infoplease.com

The Iron Curtain and Containment Mutual suspicion had long existed between the West and the USSR, and friction was sometimes manifest in the Grand
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This is a really helpful and brief explanation of what the 'iron curtain' was and why it was created in the first place.
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Iron Curtain 1945-1947

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This text gives a vast amount of detailed information. The build up and the descent of the 'iron curtain' are written about and discussed as well as the aftermath of the war.
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The Cold War: The Iron Curtain (1945-1947)

The Cold War: The Iron Curtain (1945-1947) | Iron Curtain | Scoop.it
Winston Churchill: "From Stettin in the Baltic, to Trieste in the Adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the continent." This now famous speech outlined what Churchill called the Soviet sph...
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A really well written and descriptive text about the Cold War and the Iron Curtain.
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Another Political Cartoon !

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This political cartoon was drawn by John Collins in 1949. He used this image to portray how ironic the Cold War was considering the neutrality that was formed after WWII was ended. This image would have appeared to the public printed in newspapers and magazines. This way, when people read about the Cold War and events in Berlin, they would also see this image to remind them of what had been the situation before the division of Germany. This cartoon addresses the somewhat predictable turncoat behavior of the USSR after it made peaceful agreements with Britain, France, and the US. While all had been designed to try and hold peace in Europe, the incompatibility of Communism and Capitalism became the dominating factor in the relationship between the US and the USSR, as demonstrated by the arm wrestling in the above image. The hand above the conflict, outreaching in friendship, is dated to be from 1945, emphasizing how it no longer applies in the present, but was merely a nice idea at the time. The Atlantic Pact is written on the US “West” side as their main strength (that they have countries signed up to defend them against any outside attackers) while the Iron Curtain is written on the USSR “East” side to show their defense of the strength of communism. The “West” refers to the allied US, France, and Britain's western half of divided Germany, and the “East” refers to the Soviet Union's eastern side. This division also applied in the Soviet surrounded capital of Berlin, the place that would see the beginning of the Cold War. Of course, the Iron Curtain was a name given to the Communist movement in Europe by Winston Churchill when describing the horrid situation at hand. Since it is American propaganda, it makes sense that the enemies description would hold negative connotation, making it more appealing to its American audience who heard the term Iron Curtain regularly and had grown to associate it with evil. An audience of Soviet's, however, would not necessarily find that description for the East appropriate and possibly insulting. This cartoon was produced to help fuel the feelings of betrayal of the USSR against the US when closing off access to Berlin and remind citizens that the Soviets are fighting us, whether or not it is with guns.
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"WE WON'T FIGHT ANOTHER RICH MAN'S WAR!!!"

"WE WON'T FIGHT ANOTHER RICH MAN'S WAR!!!" | Iron Curtain | Scoop.it
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This photo shows the sentiment of the American's after world war II. It displays what the American people wanted, which was to not be involved in another war. By definition the Americans would have seen the iron curtain as an object of rising tensions and by extension war. These anti-war protesters are rejecting this by displaying this slogan.
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Brief Iron Curtain Speech - YouTube

Short segment of Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech.
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Just a cool video of a segment of Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech.
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