1946 Winston Churchill’s Speech

In 1946, the British politician Winston Churchill, gave an speech at theUniversityofZurichaboutEurope’s situation. Some historians consider this speech the beginning of the European Union, others, the beginning of Cold War.

This speech has passed to history as the “Iron Curtain” speech. If we want to find the reason why the speech is known like this is because, at one point of the speech, Churchill’s says that “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central an Eastern Europe.”  With this speech Winston Churchill was encouragingEurope to create an union between European countries.

As I look on it, this speech was made for trying to convince European countries of the danger that Rusia was.

Here you can listen to the whole original speech:

Image source: http://www.movimientoeuropeo.org/area-ie/cronologia.php

Author: Mireya Vicent

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