Weird History The Most Influential People of the Cold War  

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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
564 227
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 46 (1917-1963)
2
494 195
Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 75 (1878-1953)
3
449 221
Mikhail Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
4
525 241
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)
5
327 147
Nikita Khrushchev is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 77 (1894-1971)
6
319 126
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
278 118
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
282 128
Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
age 92
9
205 123
Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 83 (1893-1976)
10
209 111
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 91 (1874-1965)
11
195 110
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 81 (1913-1994)
12
170 101
Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
13
179 111
George Marshall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 79 (1880-1959)
14
148 83
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
200 129
Pope John Paul II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 85 (1920-2005)
16
141 89
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
165 111
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)
18
136 79
Leonid Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 76 (1906-1982)
19
121 76
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
107 67
Yuri Gagarin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 34 (1934-1968)
21
100 63
Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 84 (1880-1964)
22
110 63
Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 39 (1928-1967)
23
109 77
Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)
24
64 44
Konrad Adenauer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 91 (1876-1967)
25
52 30
Lech Wałęsa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
null98Jeff added age 72