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The Cold War was a period of confrontation between the two superpowers of the world, the United States and the Soviet Union. During the war, which simmered from 1947 to 1991, the USA and the USSR used different methods and tactics to expand their own global influence and reduce the other's. The impact and effects of this 'war' -although not a violent one - continues to have repercussions well into the 21st Century. Many politicians and political leaders played roles in the Cold War, both from the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies) and the Eastern Bloc (including USA and members of NATO). Among them, which people were the most important?
list ordered by

1
440 194
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)

2
395 191
Mikhail Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

3
453 193
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 46 (1917-1963)

4
419 168
Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 75 (1878-1953)

5
290 128
Nikita Khrushchev is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 77 (1894-1971)

6
279 110
Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 88 (1884-1972)

7
247 105
Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 79 (1890-1969)

8
247 114
Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
age 92

9
185 110
Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 83 (1893-1976)

10
166 94
George Marshall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 79 (1880-1959)

11
174 96
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 81 (1913-1994)

12
184 100
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 91 (1874-1965)

13
155 92
Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

14
130 73
Ho Chi Minh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 79 (1890-1969)

15
181 114
Pope John Paul II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 85 (1920-2005)

16
130 78
Josip Broz Tito is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 88 (1892-1980)

17
124 70
Leonid Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 76 (1906-1982)

18
151 104
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

19
110 65
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 65 (1908-1973)

20
92 53
Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 84 (1880-1964)

21
95 59
Yuri Gagarin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 34 (1934-1968)

22
98 53
Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 39 (1928-1967)

23
47 23
Lech Wałęsa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
null98Jeff added age 75

24
60 39
Konrad Adenauer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 91 (1876-1967)

25
98 71
Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)