The Bamboo Curtain is a Cold War euphemism for the political demarcation between the Communist and capitalist and non-communist states of East Asia, particularly the People’s Republic of China. The Cold War got its name because both sides were afraid of fighting each other directly. As part of its balancing act between the blocs, Yugoslavia was one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement in 1961. Unlike East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Bulgaria, it was on the western side of the Iron Curtain, the so-called line dividing the Soviet-dominated zone from the rest of Europe. The Iron curtain specifically refers to the imaginary line dividing Europe between Soviet influence and Western Influence, and efforts by the Soviet Union to block itself and its; satellite states from open contact with the West and non-soviet-controlled areas. The Iron Curtain formed the imaginary boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991.

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If there is to be a fraternal association of the kind I have described, with all the extra strength and security which both our countries can derive from it, let us make sure that that great fact is known to the world, and that it plays its part in steadying and stabilising the foundations of peace. The United States stands at this time at the pinnacle of world power. For with primacy in power is also joined an awe inspiring accountability to the future. If you look around you, you must feel not only the sense of duty done but also you must feel anxiety lest you fall below the level of achievement. Opportunity is here now, clear and shining for both our countries. To reject it or ignore it or fritter it away will bring upon us all the long reproaches of the after-time.

I agree with Mr. Bevin, the Foreign Secretary of Great Britain, that it might well be a fifty years Treaty so far as we are concerned. The British have an alliance with Portugal unbroken since 1384, and which produced fruitful results at critical moments in the late war. None of these clash with the general interest of a world agreement, or a world organisation; on the contrary they help it. “In my father’s house are many mansions.” Special associations between members of the United Nations which have no aggressive point against any other country, which harbour no design incompatible with the Charter of the United Nations, far from being harmful, are beneficial and, as I believe, indispensable. Here are the title deeds of freedom which should lie in every cottage home.

Many people consider him the greatest Briton of all time and he’s almost certainly the most famous British prime minister. The iron curtain was a division between nations caused by the conflict occurring between the USA and the USSR. … The iron curtain symbolizes that international relations had crumbled because of the conflict.

In the end, the position of the Soviet Army determined Europe’s post-war map with Soviet tanks providing the iron in the “Iron Curtain.” Churchill’s “Sinews of Peace” speech sought to provide direction and vitality to the British-American alliance as relations with the Soviet Union collapsed. Churchill declared that an anti-democratic “Iron Curtain,” “a growing challenge and peril to Christian civilization,” had descended across Europe. Churchill’s speech was the first time anyone had used that now-common phrase to describe the Communist threat. In one of the most famous orations of the Cold War period, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill condemns the Soviet Union’s policies in Europe … The cultural divide between the United States and Europe the political divide between the Northern and Southern hemispheres the political divide between Western and Eastern Europe the cultural divide between North America and Asia. Let no man underrate the abiding power of the British Empire and Commonwealth.