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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
484 216
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)

2
483 206
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 46 (1917-1963)

3
444 181
Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 75 (1878-1953)

4
422 213
Mikhail Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

5
302 141
Nikita Khrushchev is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 77 (1894-1971)

6
299 120
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
257 113
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
261 124
Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
age 89

9
193 117
Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 83 (1893-1976)

10
174 102
George Marshall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 79 (1880-1959)

11
196 107
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 91 (1874-1965)

12
182 104
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 81 (1913-1994)

13
140 78
Ho Chi Minh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 79 (1890-1969)

14
159 99
Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

15
188 124
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
133 83
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
158 106
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

18
130 74
Leonid Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 76 (1906-1982)

19
114 71
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
105 58
Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 39 (1928-1967)

21
96 60
Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 84 (1880-1964)

22
100 65
Yuri Gagarin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 34 (1934-1968)

23
50 26
Lech Wałęsa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
null98Jeff added age 75

24
63 41
Konrad Adenauer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 91 (1876-1967)

25
104 75
Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)