Describe the type of governments that Churchill believes are governing Eastern Europe.

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Churchill gave his famous "Iron Curtain Speech" at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, on March 5, 1946. In the speech, he stated that "from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent.” The phrase "iron curtain" immediately became a popular metaphor for the existence of the Soviet satellite states in Eastern and Central Europe. In using this metaphor, Churchill expressed the idea that the governments of these states had an invisible but very real barrier that sealed them off from the rest of the world. This situation would become a reality in 1961, when the Berlin Wall was constructed to seal off East Berlin (which was aligned with the Soviets) from West Berlin, which was part of West Germany (and therefore part of the open Western world). Churchill saw the governments in Eastern Europe as in direct opposition to the freedoms offered by the West and stated the following in his speech:

"And here I...

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