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The Iron Curtian

  1. 1. The Iron Curtainby Winston Churchill<br />By Max Mudre<br />
  2. 2. Winston Churchill – Younger Years<br />Born Prematurely on November 30, 1874, by to months to parents Lord Randolph Churchill and Lady Randolph Churchill. <br />Had one sibling,John Strange Spencer-Churchill<br />Didn’t have much of a relationship with his parents so he developed a close bond with his nanny, Elizabeth Anne Everest. <br />
  3. 3. Churchill as a Young boy<br />Blenheim Palace <br />The Churchill family&apos;s ancestral home<br />
  4. 4. Churchill – Schooling <br />He attended three independent schools, St. George’s School, Brunswick School and Harrow School. He never did very well in school. <br />At Harrow School he began his military career by join the Harrow Rifle Corps. <br />He had a stuttering speech impediment that he constantly had to overcome. <br />
  5. 5. Churchill as a young man<br />Churchill giving “V” sign<br />
  6. 6. Political Career<br />Churchill served various positions in Parliament before become Prime Minster in 1940 till 1945. <br />He lost the 1945 election and that was when he gave the Iron Curtain Speech.<br />In 1950 he was reelected Prime Minister and he held that position till 1955 when he retired. <br />
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  8. 8. The Iron Curtain Speech<br />March 5, 1946 at Westminster College, Fulton Missouri <br />He received an honorary degree and spoke of his previous education. <br />He then when on to talk about the situation developing in Europe when he coined the term the Iron Curtain when referring to the Soviet Union. <br />
  9. 9. The Iron Curtain <br />“ From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an &quot;iron curtain&quot; has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia; all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject, in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and in some cases increasing measure of control from Moscow. ”<br />Churchill talked about how the Soviet Union now separated Europe in half with a physical and mental curtain. <br />This Curtain is designed to keep people in and information out. <br />
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  11. 11. Works Cited<br />http://home.aubg.bg/students/HHP030/<br />http://www.allthingsworkplace.com/images/2007/09/15/winston_churchill.gif<br />http://history1900s.about.com/library/weekly/aa082400a.htm<br />http://corematerials.homestead.com/<br />

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