the Iron Curtain

noun

Definition of the Iron Curtain

: the political and military barrier in the past that separated the communist countries of Europe from the rest of Europe a spy novel that takes place behind the Iron Curtain

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“The Iron Curtain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Iron%20Curtain. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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