There is no specific date that marked the beginning of the Cold War, but most agree that it began shortly following the second World War, somewhere from 1945 to 1947. Unlike other wars, the Cold War never involved actual... More »

World War I started on July 28, 1914, when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Following this declaration, Germany's support of Austria-Hungary prompted Russia,... More » History Modern History World War 1

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 »

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

The Cold War ended when Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union. After taking control of the country in 1985, he set about reforming governmental policies. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall in 1989 is of... More »