1946: Churchill warned us about Soviet communism in the The Iron Curtain speech

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In the 1930’s, Winston Churchill warned his country and the world about Hitler’s Germany.  After World War II, he warned us about the USSR.

On this day in 1946, former PM Winston Churchill of the UK spoke to the American people about the Soviet threat.    It turned out to be one of the great speeches of the 20th century.

Mr. Churchill, who was a private citizen because of his defeat in 1945, did not speak to a joint session of Congress.   Nevertheless, the impact of “The Iron Curtain” speech was awesome.

From that day forward, Churchill’s words about the Soviet threat were quoted by every president.   They inspired a new generation of leaders.

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