A new Iron Curtain is falling over Europe — a “coal curtain”

A coal curtain is falling over the Old Continent.

The Inglorious Legacy of the ‘Iron Curtain’ in 20 Maps

Having their troops and secret agents infiltrated through half of Europe all the way to Germany, the Soviet Union as a matter of convenience decided to keep control of all of these regions it had “liberated” during the war. The spoils of war go the victor, and the Soviet Union took this very, very seriously.