To set the stage for our lesson on the causes of the Cold War, let's take a trip behind the Iron Curtain. Let's pretend it is 1948 and World War II just recently ended. You are living in the heart of Bohemia when suddenly, life as you know it has ended forever. What effect did the Soviet Union have in its "sphere of influence?" What lasting legacies can we see today? How did this affect American History and World History? Let's take a tour of Prague, Czech Republic to find out.