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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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393 155
Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 75 (1878-1953)

2
410 184
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 93 (1911-2004)

3
422 181
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 46 (1917-1963)

4
368 184
Mikhail Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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271 124
Nikita Khrushchev is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 77 (1894-1971)

6
268 104
Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 88 (1884-1972)

7
235 102
Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 79 (1890-1969)

8
234 110
Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
age 91

9
159 88
George Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 79 (1880-1959)

10
173 106
Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 83 (1893-1976)

11
172 94
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 91 (1874-1965)

12
164 94
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 81 (1913-1994)

13
144 87
Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

14
175 105
Pope John Paul II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 85 (1920-2005)

15
121 68
Ho Chi Minh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 79 (1890-1969)

16
122 71
Josip Broz Tito is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 88 (1892-1980)

17
119 65
Leonid Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 76 (1906-1982)

18
143 98
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 88 (1925-2013)

19
102 63
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 65 (1908-1973)

20
85 47
Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 84 (1880-1964)

21
91 54
Yuri Gagarin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 34 (1934-1968)

22
59 34
Konrad Adenauer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 91 (1876-1967)

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45 20
Lech Wałęsa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
null98Jeff added age 74

24
88 49
Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 39 (1928-1967)

25
60 42
Helmut Kohl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
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 ...

26
91 67
Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 82 (1930-2012)

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67 50
Zbigniew Brzezinski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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82 71
George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

29
38 17
Indira Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
outlel added Died at 67 (1917-1984)

30
54 41
Robert McNamara is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 93 (1916-2009)

31
49 40
Walter Ulbricht is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 80 (1893-1973)

32
45 34
Willy Brandt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 79 (1913-1992)

33
40 34
John Foster Dulles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 71 (1888-1959)

34
47 38
Helmut Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
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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51 46
Deng Xiaoping is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 93 (1904-1997)

36
56 49
Kim Il-sung is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 82 (1912-1994)

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39 24
Charles de Gaulle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
RobLein added age 69

38
74 60
Vladimir Lenin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 54 (1870-1924)

39
52 41
Chiang Kai-shek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 88 (1887-1975)

40
35 34
George F. Kennan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 101 (1904-2005)

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40 36
Yuri Andropov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 70 (1914-1984)

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27 25
Curtis LeMay is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
johannes-vaneyck added Died at 84 (1906-1990)

43
41 45
Gamal Abdel Nasser is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 52 (1918-1970)

44
69 62
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
vascaino123ful added age 77

45
24 18
J. Edgar Hoover is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
null98Jeff added Died at 77 (1895-1972)

46
39 37
Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 93 (1913-2006)

47
14 11
Allen Dulles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
outlel added Died at 76 (1893-1969)

48
18 21
Francis Gary Powers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
RobLein added Died at 48 (1929-1977)

49
41 48
Erich Honecker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Died at 82 (1912-1994)

50
28 26
Boris Yeltsin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
RobLein added Died at 76 (1931-2007)