The Cold War was a period of heightened military and political tensions between the United States and its allies on one side and the Soviet Union and its allies on the other. Both superpowers engaged in a variety of cont... More »

The main concern of the United States and the other western powers during the Cold War was that the Soviet Union would obtain control of the Western European countries through either invasions or by communist takeovers o... More »

During the Cold War, satellite states of the Soviet Union included the People's Socialist Republic of Albania, the Polish People's Republic and the People's Republic of Bulgaria. From 1947 to 1967, the People's Republic ... More »

The Cold War ended in 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed. Fifteen nations broke free of the fallen Soviet Union at that time, giving birth to democracy in the region. More »

While there are no officially agreed upon dates, most historians classify the Cold War as the period from 1945 to 1989. The conflict refers to the tension between the United States and the Soviet Union following World Wa... More »

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Because the Cold War did not involve actual combat but rather a situation of extreme tension between the Western Bloc and Eastern Bloc, there was no specific location. However, the primary countries involved in the Cold ... More »

The Cold War was a conflict between two superpowers — the United States and Soviet Union — for world dominance. It lasted from 1947 to 1991. More »