I. Cold War (1947-1991)

1941 - 1991

The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States and its allies) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies). The Cold War ended in 1991 when the Soviet Union collasped.

PHOTO: US President John F. Kennedy and the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev at the Vienna summit, 4 June 1961.

US President John F. Kennedy and the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev at the Vienna summit, 4 June 1961.