cold war

Definitions

Military

  • noun
    (written as Cold War)
    the period between 1945 and 1989, when a state of near-hostility existed between the USA and its western European allies (later NATO) on one side and the USSR and its eastern European allies (later the Warsaw Pact) on the other

Politics

  • noun the hostile relations between the former Soviet Union and the United States, and their respective allies, from around 1946 to 1989
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