The Epoch Times | March 5, 2012


March 5, 1946, then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivers a speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., in which he utters his famous words, "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent." Sharing the stage with American President Harry S. Truman, Churchill's speech is considered a critical moment preceding the Cold War that soon unfolds. In Churchill's landmark speech, he cautions the world against the dangers of appeasing the expansionism of the communist Soviet Union, saying "nothing which they admire so much as strength, and there is nothing for which they have less respect than for military weakness."

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“Leave the past to history especially as I propose to write that history myself.”

Winston S. Churchill