What was the ‘Iron Curtain’, and who in fact coined this expression?

Answer: After World War Two in Europe this was the symbolic delineation of the Cold War between the capitalist West and communist East. The expression was popularised by British prime minister Winston Churchill after 1945. An English traveller to Bolshevik Russia, a Mrs Snowden, utilised the expression with reference to the Soviet border in 1920. As well, the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels used it a few months before Churchill in 1945 to describe the divide between Soviet dominated and other nations that would exist after German capitulation.

Source: History of the Modern World by Paul Johnson

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