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Date : April 30, 2009




The Cold War sometimes
turned hot, as it did in
Korea, 1950-1953.



The Cold War was a period of intense political pressure and turmoil that affected a variety of different countries including Germany, Russia and the United States. The name comes about from the fact that it wasn’t actually a war in the sense that there wasn’t any real fighting between the countries. It continued until well past the 1980s, with all sides using sneaking tactics in terms of espionage.

This was before the use of
surveillance cameras, but countries did their own way of spying. Countries sent spies into other countries where they set them up with new identities and backgrounds. Those individuals assimilated themselves into the culture and passed along secrets. They also used emerging technologies as a way of spying on their perceived enemies.

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While security camera systems weren’t used, countries did use planes and satellite for their spying needs. Many of these ideas were kept secret for years and only revealed in the last decade. Satellites were stationed directly over important operational bases and recorded the conversations of those inside. The Cold War faded during the 1970s, but reemerged in 1979 when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. The Cold War officially ended in 1991 when the former Soviet Union disbanded, breaking into a number of different countries.






Information on the Cold War


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What was the Cold War

Causes of the Cold War in 1945

Cold War chronology

Europe in 1945


Berlin after 1945


The Korean War

The Warsaw Pact

The Soviet Army

The Hungarian Uprising of 1956

Hungarian Secret Police

Matyas Rakosi

Janos Kadar

Imre Nagy

The causes of the Suez Canal War of 1956

The diplomatic background to the Suez Crisis of 1956

The Suez Crisis of 1956

The Berlin Wall

The V Bomber Force

Fulgencio Batista

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Fidel Castro

Nikita Khrushchev

Spies of the Cold War Era


The Prague Spring of 1968

Leonid Brezhnev

Alexei Kosygin

Alexander Dubcek

The Nuclear Arms Race

The Nuclear Winter


Russian invasion of Afghanistan