Cold War (disambiguation)

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The Cold War (c. 1947 – 1991) was a protracted geopolitical, ideological, and economic struggle that emerged after World War II between the global superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union.

Cold War may also refer to:


  • Cold war (general term), a geopolitical situation, the kind of which describes the aforementioned struggle
  • Any of the individual periods of the Cold War
    • Cold War (1947–1953), immediately following World War II, in the era of the Truman Doctrine; key events include the Korean War (Cold War period)
    • Cold War (1953–1962), during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations and following the death of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin; key events include the Cuban Missile Crisis
    • Cold War (1962–1979), during the administrations of Kennedy, L. B. Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter; key events include the Vietnam War and the period of détente from 1969 to the late 1970s
    • Cold War (1979–1985), specifically in the era of the Reagan Doctrine; previously referred to as the Second Cold War; key events include the Soviet war in Afghanistan
    • Cold War (1985–1991), during the administrations of Reagan and G. H. W. Bush; key events include the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the failed 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt, and the dissolution of the Soviet Union
  • Cold War II, the renewed tensions between the West, particularly the US and EU, and the Russian Federation and People's Republic of China
  • Middle Eastern Cold War (disambiguation), numerous proxy warfares in the Middle East

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