Airn Curtain

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The Airn Curtain depictit as a black line. Warsaw Pact kintras on ane side o the Airn Curtain appeir shadit reid; NATO members on the ither shadit blue; militarily neutral kintras shadit gray. The black dot represents Wast Berlin. Yugoslavie, awtho communist-ruled, remeened lairgely independent o the twa major blocs an is shadit green. Communist Albanie breuk aff contacts wi the Soviet Union in the early 1960s, alignin itself wi the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae efter the Sino-Soviet split; it appears stripe-hatched wi grey.

The Airn Curtain wis the name for the boondary dividin Europe intae twa separate auries frae the end o Warld War II in 1945 till the end o the Cauld War in 1991.