the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies that dominated world affairs from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. The Cold War was waged on political, economic, propaganda, and espionage fronts and had only limited recourse to weapons, though the threat of nuclear war was always present and occasionally came near to realization--especially during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
The period between 1939 and 1991 when the USA and the USSR were in a state of tension and opposition.
The era in international relations between the end of the Second World War and 1990, distinguished by ideological, economic, and political differences between the Soviet Union and the United States. (Mingst 42) Close Window
The period from 1946-1991 (the end of World War II until the fall of the Soviet Union) were there was increase of tension and distrust between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Term for tensions, 1945–89, between the Soviet Union and the United States, the two major world powers after World War II.
the period in world affairs from c.1947-1990, marked by ideological, economic and political hostility and competition between the US and the Soviet Union, and drawing in other powers at various levels of involvement
A period following World War II up to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, when communist and democratic countries vied for political control of and influence in the world. The period was marked by a nuclear arms race that guaranteed "mutual annihilation" if either side used its weapons of mass destruction.
the state of political hostility and distrust existing between the Soviet Union and its allies on the one hand and major Western powers, particularly the USA, on the other
a struggle with little military conflict between socialist and non-socialist countries. The principal opponents were the United States and the Soviet Union. Historians now believe there was little chance of nuclear conflict.
A state of hostility without actually fighting. This existed between the United States (and its allies) and the USSR (and the Communist bloc) from the final days of World War II to the end of Communist rule in the Soviet Union (now Russia) in 1991. The era was marked by the fear of nuclear holocaust, which some politicians and theorists regarded as the ultimate deterrent. The term originated in a speech by Bernard Baruch, financier and special adviser to US president Harry Truman, in 1947.
The struggle for power between the Soviet Union and the United States that lasted from the end of World War II until the collapse of the Soviet Union. The war was considered "cold" because the aggression was ideological, economic, and diplomatic rather than a direct military conflict.
a state of political conflict using means short of armed warfare
a state of conflict between nations that doesn't involve direct military action but is pursued primarily through economic and political actions, acts of espionage or conflict through surrogates
a war with no direct fighting between the countries involved
A phrase that popularly refers to the tense, hostile relationship between the communist (U.S.S.R.) and capitalist (United States) superpowers and their respective allies from the end of the Second World War until the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Although marked by bitter animosities fuelled by ideological differences, a similarly voracious desire for world domination, and numerous moments of near-disastrous military escalation (for instance, the Cuban missile crisis), the Cold War was known as such because it was fought largely by diplomatic and economic means rather than by sustained and overt acts of aggression. Though the Cold War spawned numerous proxy wars in Third World countries, the U.S.S.R. and the United States never came to blows directly.
"War" between the United States and the former Soviet Union which involved no direct conflict between the two nations but instead was characterized by a multibillion dollar nuclear arms race and numerous conflicts between secondary nations backed (sometimes publicly, sometimes secretly) by each nation.
From 1945 to 1991, a period of tensions and hostilities between the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies and the United States and its NATO allies. The era was marked by massive arms proliferation and mutual paranoia and distrust.
The state of ideological or wordy warfare between two countries or blocks.
A conflict over ideological differences carried on by methods short of sustained overt military action and usually without breaking off diplomatic relations. This term has usually referred to the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union.
The conflict between two groups, loosely categorised as the anti-communist West, led by the United States and its allies and the pro-communist East, led by the Soviet Union and its allies.
state of political tension and military competition that stopped short of actual war between communist countries and western democracies. It began shortly after World War II in 1948 and continued until the fall of communism about forty years later.
a period after World War II (1945-89) marked by political tension and an arms race between the Soviet Union and the United States
the era in international relations between the end of World War II and 1990, distinguished by ideological, economic, and political differences between the Soviet Union and the United States (40) see also: containment back to: first-generation peacekeeping, superpower
a state of prolonged hostility between nations short of armed conflict, often consisting of threats, violent propaganda, and subversive political activities; relations of this nature between the Soviet Union and the U.S. and their respective allies in the decades following the Second World War.
A period of hostility between the United States of America (USA) and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR), that lasted from 1945 to 1989. It is called the "Cold War" because the two countries opposed one another without actually fighting directly.
the period after World War II during which the world was politically divided between Western/democratic and Eastern/communist nations. (p. 993)
Period between 1945 and 1990. During this time the USA and the USSR confronted each other with arms.
War fought with words and ideas instead of guns
Policy of U.S., West European and Japanese imperialism toward the Soviet Union following World War II. Period of active hostility to socialist countries, including subversion, sabotage and acts of terrorism with counterrevolutionary wars fought against emerging independence movements in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Called a cold war since the imperialist powers, particularly the U.S., did not openly invade the Soviet Union or bomb it with nuclear weapons, but instead engaged in so-called lower intensity actions around the world.
The state of relations between the United States and its allies and the Soviet Union and its allies between the end of World War II to 1990; based on creation of political spheres of influence and a nuclear arms race rather than actual warfare. (p. 859)
The term "Cold War" refers to the antagonism between the Soviet Union and the West, especially the United States, from the end of World War II to the late 1980s. Its origins as World War II was ending is a subject of controversy among historians.
The Cold War (1947-1953) discusses the period within the Cold War from the establishment of the Truman Doctrine in 1947 to the Korean War in 1953.
The Cold War was the period of conflict, tension and competition between the United States and the Soviet Union and their allies from the mid 1940s until the early 1990s. The main U.S. allies were Western Europe, Japan and Canada. The main Soviet allies were Eastern Europe and (until the Sino-Soviet split) China.
The Cold War (1953-1962) discusses the period within the Cold War from the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953 to the Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1962.
A cold war is a state of battle between nations that does not involve direct military action but is pursued primarily through economic and political actions, acts of espionage or conflict through surrogates (proxy wars). The surrogates are typically states that are "satellites" of the conflicting nations, i.e., nations allied to them or under their political influence. It might also mean giving military aid (such as weapons or economical aid, or perhaps even soldiers) to lesser nations oppressed or in guerilla war with the opposing country of a Cold War.
The Cold War (1979-1985) discusses the period within the Cold War between the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 to the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev as Soviet leader in 1985.
The Cold War (1985-1991) discusses the period within the Cold War between the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev as Soviet leader in 1985 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
The Cold War (1962-1969) refers to the phase within the Cold War that spanned the period between the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis in late October 1962, through the dÃ©tente period beginning in 1969, to the end of dÃ©tente in the late 1970s.
Cold War is a computer game developed by Czech developer Mindware Studios and published by Dream Catcher Games (Linux Game Publishing for Linux). The game is similar to the Splinter Cell series of games in that it uses a stealth-action system of gameplay. The game distinguishes itself by adding an invention system where the player can use seemingly useless objects to create tools and weapons.
Cold War is the forty-fifth episode of the French animated television series Code Lyoko. It premiered in France on January 18, 2006 and in the United States on October 25, 2005.
Cold War is a metalcore band from Orange County, California, USA.
COLD WAR was a 24-episode television documentary series on the Cold War, the events that led up to it, and those that followed in its wake. First shown in 1998, the series was produced by Jeremy Isaacs in a similar style to his previous epic historial documentary series: the 1973 The World at War. The series was created by Ted Turner as a joint production between Turner Broadcasting System and the BBC, being originally shown on CNN in the US and BBC Two in the UK.