What does Winston Churchill have to do with the Cold War?

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Winston Churchill played a key role in the Cold War. He gave the famous "Iron Curtain" speech in which he correctly stated that the Soviet Union was squashing free government in Central and Eastern Europe. This speech, given in the United States, led to more Americans seeing the Soviet Union as the new enemy of American freedom. In order to preserve peace after WWII, Churchill sought to maintain military power in Europe in order to balance Soviet occupying forces in Eastern Europe, maintain lines of communication with Russia, and foster the creation of a United States of Europe for economic stability. Churchill hoped that by not...

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