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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
462 202
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)

2
412 197
Mikhail Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

3
466 198
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
429 173
Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 75 (1878-1953)

5
294 133
Nikita Khrushchev is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 77 (1894-1971)

6
287 114
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
251 107
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
252 119
Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
age 92

9
186 113
Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 83 (1893-1976)

10
170 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
176 100
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 81 (1913-1994)

12
156 94
Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War

13
187 104
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 91 (1874-1965)

14
134 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
131 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
154 104
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

18
127 71
Leonid Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 76 (1906-1982)

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
98 61
Yuri Gagarin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 34 (1934-1968)

21
102 55
Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People of the Cold War
Dec. at 39 (1928-1967)

22
93 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
61 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
47 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)