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Why did the Iron Curtain fall?


Who was responsible for the collapse of the Soviet Union? Author Victor Sebestyen and Mark Almond, a lecturer in modern history, discuss whether the relatively hard-line policies of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher should be given the credit for the fall of the iron curtain.

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