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13 September 1990:  Winston Churchill presented his famous "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College
in Fulton, Missouri, on 5 March 1945:

"In one of the most famous orations of the Cold War period, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
condemns the Soviet Unionís policies in Europe and declares, 'From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic,
an iron curtain has descended across the continent.
' Churchillís speech is considered one of the opening volleys
 announcing the beginning of the Cold War...Drawing parallels with the disastrous appeasement of Hitler prior to
World War II, Churchill advised that in dealing with the Soviets there was 'nothing which they admire so much as
strength, and there is nothing for which they have less respect than for military weakness.'Ē