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
580 237
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
506 200
Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 75 (1878-1953)
3
462 226
Mikhail Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
4
540 245
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)
5
333 148
Nikita Khrushchev is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 77 (1894-1971)
6
324 130
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
284 121
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
287 130
Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
age 92
9
209 125
Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 83 (1893-1976)
10
215 112
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 91 (1874-1965)
11
198 112
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 81 (1913-1994)
12
172 103
Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
13
184 113
George Marshall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 79 (1880-1959)
14
150 85
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
201 132
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
143 91
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
168 113
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)
18
138 80
Leonid Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 76 (1906-1982)
19
123 77
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
110 68
Yuri Gagarin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 34 (1934-1968)
21
101 64
Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 84 (1880-1964)
22
112 65
Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 39 (1928-1967)
23
113 78
Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)
24
65 45
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 82
George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War