Winston Churchill, an “Iron Curtain”
According to Winston Churchill, an “Iron Curtain” descended upon Europe following the end of WWII that divided Europe. After discussing the various challenges faced by post-war Europe, explain what Churchill meant, identifying the ideological, political and economic differences involved. Describe at least 2 examples of ways this conflict affected the world outside of Europe in the form of proxy wars. How did the dismantling of European empires alter the global balance of power during the 20th century? Ultimately, what factors led to the disintegration of the “Eastern Bloc” and the fall of the “Iron Curtain?” To what extent does the legacy of the Cold War impact today’s political landscape?