Interactive Cold War Timeline
"The history of the world since 1945, is the history of the Cold War" - Norman Friedman, Military Historian
The Cold War was the defining historical event of the last half of the 20th century. This conflict was between democratic capitalism represented by the United States and its allies, versus the totalitarian communism of the Soviet Union and its allies.
Did You Know?
To construct and deploy all 150 silos and 15 adjacent support structures for South Dakota’s Minuteman Missile field cost $56 million in the early 1960s ($9.2 billion in 2005 terms).