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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?

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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Joseph Stalin Died at 75 (1878-1953)

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Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Ronald Reagan Died at 93 (1911-2004)

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Mikhail Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
John F. Kennedy Died at 46 (1917-1963)

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

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

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

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Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Fidel Castro age 91

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George Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
George Marshall Died at 79 (1880-1959)

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Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Mao Zedong Died at 83 (1893-1976)

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Winston Churchill Died at 91 (1874-1965)

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Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Richard Nixon Died at 81 (1913-1994)

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

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Pope John Paul II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Pope John Paul II Died at 85 (1920-2005)

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Ho Chi Minh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Ho Chi Minh Died at 79 (1890-1969)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Konrad Adenauer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Konrad Adenauer Died at 91 (1876-1967)

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Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Che Guevara Died at 39 (1928-1967)

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Lech Wałęsa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
null98Jeff added Lech Wałęsa age 74

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Helmut Kohl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Helmut Kohl age 88 - Helmut Josef Michael Kohl (German: [ˈhɛlmʊt ˈkoːl]; born 3 April 1930) is a German conservative politician and statesman. He served as Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 (of West Germany 1982–90 and of the reunited Germany ...

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Zbigniew Brzezinski is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Neil Armstrong Died at 82 (1930-2012)

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Indira Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
outlel added Indira Gandhi Died at 67 (1917-1984)

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Robert McNamara is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Robert McNamara Died at 93 (1916-2009)

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Walter Ulbricht is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Walter Ulbricht Died at 80 (1893-1973)

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Willy Brandt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Willy Brandt Died at 79 (1913-1992)

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Deng Xiaoping is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Deng Xiaoping Died at 93 (1904-1997)

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John Foster Dulles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
John Foster Dulles Died at 71 (1888-1959)

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Helmut Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Helmut Schmidt age 99 - Helmut Schmidt was born in Hamburg in 1918, the only son of two teachers, Ludovica (born Koch) and Gustav Ludwig Schmidt.[2] Schmidt studied at Hamburg Lichtwark School, graduating in 1937. Schmidt's father was the illegitimate ...

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Kim Il-sung is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Kim Il-sung Died at 82 (1912-1994)

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Charles de Gaulle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
RobLein added Charles de Gaulle age 69

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Vladimir Lenin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Vladimir Lenin Died at 54 (1870-1924)

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Chiang Kai-shek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Chiang Kai-shek Died at 88 (1887-1975)

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Yuri Andropov is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Yuri Andropov Died at 70 (1914-1984)

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George F. Kennan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
George F. Kennan Died at 101 (1904-2005)

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Pelé is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
vascaino123ful added Pelé age 77

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Curtis LeMay is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
johannes-vaneyck added Curtis LeMay Died at 84 (1906-1990)

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Gamal Abdel Nasser is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Gamal Abdel Nasser Died at 52 (1918-1970)

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Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Gerald Ford Died at 93 (1913-2006)

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J. Edgar Hoover is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
null98Jeff added J. Edgar Hoover Died at 77 (1895-1972)

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Erich Honecker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Erich Honecker Died at 82 (1912-1994)

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Allen Dulles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
outlel added Allen Dulles Died at 76 (1893-1969)

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Francis Gary Powers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
RobLein added Francis Gary Powers Died at 48 (1929-1977)

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Boris Yeltsin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
RobLein added Boris Yeltsin Died at 76 (1931-2007)