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Cold War
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The Cold War, often dated from 1947 to 1991, was a sustained state of political and military tension between powers in the Western Bloc, dominated by the United States with NATO among its allies, and powers in the Eastern Bloc, dominated by the Soviet Union along with the Warsaw Pact.— Excerpted from Cold War on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Black and white photograph of US tanks at Checkpoint Charlie in 1961
Cold War

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End of World War II (1945–47)Edit

Beginnings of the Cold War (1947–53)Edit

Crisis and escalation (1953–62)Edit

Confrontation through détente (1962–79)Edit

"Second Cold War" (1979–85)Edit

Final years (1985–91)Edit