Weird History The Most Influential People of the Cold War  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
9k votes 1.4k voters 35.8k views 68 items
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
413 197
Mikhail Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

2
463 203
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)

3
467 198
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
432 174
Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 75 (1878-1953)

5
295 134
Nikita Khrushchev is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 77 (1894-1971)

6
289 114
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
252 107
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
253 119
Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
age 92

9
187 113
Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 83 (1893-1976)

10
171 96
George Marshall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 79 (1880-1959)

11
177 100
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 81 (1913-1994)

12
190 104
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 91 (1874-1965)

13
157 94
Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

14
135 75
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
185 118
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
132 80
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
128 71
Leonid Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 76 (1906-1982)

18
154 104
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

19
112 67
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
103 55
Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 39 (1928-1967)

21
98 61
Yuri Gagarin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 34 (1934-1968)

22
94 57
Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 84 (1880-1964)

23
62 39
Konrad Adenauer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 91 (1876-1967)

24
48 24
Lech Wałęsa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
null98Jeff added age 75

25
101 72
Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)