Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Iron Curtain Mission - 15: Maybe Stalin had something to do with it.

As I was asking people what the iron curtain is I was certainly thankful that I have a history class where I'm actually learning things. It amazed me how out of the loop you can be and the things people can think of from just words alone. Some of the answers I got were super funny but, some were accurate or close.
    First, I asked my friend Akilah and my best friend Mar'Rhea what they thought the iron curtain was without looking it up. Akilah answered well (although she was in class with me the day it was being taught) but her answer was "An imaginary line that separated NATO from the Soviet Union or the communist and non communist countries after WW2". Then my best friend Mar'Rhea answered "I can't remember, but I believe it has something to do with russian territory so that no one could get close to them. Maybe Stalin had something to do with it." Which wasn't a very bad answer.
      Next, I asked two more friends and my cousin the same exact question. Their answers were actually quite interesting, my cousin Brittany's answer went something like "It sounds like a shower curtain or rod made out of iron." I'm positive she took that one in a literal sense. It definitely made me chuckle. Then my friend Nay said "I've never heard of it, but it sounds like it had to do something with hiding." Last, my friend Kyndal's answer was "I think it has somthing to do with a shower of bullets, you'd need an Iron curtain to protect yourself from that." which was also pretty funny because she was dead serious.
       In conclusion, My findings while asking this question was quite fun. In fact it was very interesting, but I did make sure that I told them exactly what the iron curtain was in any event they're ever asked again. Some of the countries involved in the iron curtain are East Germany, West Germany, Hungary and Austria.