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English definition of “the Iron Curtain”

the Iron Curtain

noun [S]    
From 1946-1989 the Iron Curtain was the name of the border between Western Europe and the communist countries of Eastern Europe , which made it very difficult to travel into or out of Eastern Europe .Territorial boundaries
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