The Cold War was the defining global influence on the last half of the 20th century. More than merely a military standoff, the Cold War influenced political, economic, cultural, educational, and social programs throughout the United States, the Soviet Union, and other nations. In the Cold War, the “front line” was everywhere.
When the Home Front Became the Front Line
Learn more about the policies of Cold War Civil Defense, and how the government attempted to encourage citizen bomb shelter construction.
Archaeology of the Atomic Bomb
Learn more about the the Sunken Fleet of Operation Crossroads at Bikini and Kwajalein Atoll Lagoons.
The Space Race
The United States and the Soviet Union competed to achieve various firsts in space in order to demonstrate their superiority.
Last updated: April 16, 2020