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  • Fulton, Missouri, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 5, 1946

    Winston Churchill

    "Iron Curtain"

    Fulton, Missouri, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 5, 1946

    Churchill continued to lead the Conservative Party and, for six years, served as Leader of the Opposition. In 1946, he was in America for nearly three months from early January to late March. It was on this trip that he gave his "Iron Curtain" speech about the USSR and its creation of the Eastern Bloc. Speaking on 5 March 1946 in the company of President Truman at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, Churchill declared: 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 and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere.




  • Vietnam
    Wednesday Mar 6, 1946

    Ho Chi Minh

    Recognizing Vietnam as an autonomous State

    Vietnam
    Wednesday Mar 6, 1946

    When Chiang forced the French to give the French concessions in Shanghai back to China in exchange for withdrawing from northern Indochina, he had no choice but to sign an agreement with France on 6 March 1946 in which Vietnam would be recognized as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union. The agreement soon broke down.




  • Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
    Friday Mar 8, 1946

    Bretton Woods Conference

    Formally organized at an inaugural meeting

    Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
    Friday Mar 8, 1946

    The institutions (IMF and IBRD) were formally organized at an inaugural meeting in Savannah, Georgia, on March 8–18, 1946.




  • Philadelphia, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 10, 1946

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon was Relieved of Active Duty

    Philadelphia, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 10, 1946

    On March 10, 1946, he was relieved of active duty, and he resigned his commission on New Year's Day 1946.




  • China
    Wednesday Mar 27, 1946

    Chinese Civil War

    Soviet diplomats requested a joint venture of industrial development with the Nationalist Party in Manchuria

    China
    Wednesday Mar 27, 1946

    Prior to giving control to Communist leaders, on March 27 Soviet diplomats requested a joint venture of industrial development with the Nationalist Party in Manchuria.




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