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the Iron Curtainnoun [S]

uk   /ˌaɪən ˈkɜː.tən/  us   /ˌaɪrn ˈkɝː.t̬ən/
From 1946-1989, the Iron Curtain was the name of the border between Western Europe and the communist countries of Eastern Europe. The Iron Curtain made it very difficult to travel into or out of Eastern Europe.
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