The Cold War emerged after the Second World War as a nuclear stand-off between the superpowers of the USA and its NATO allies, and the Soviet Union and its east European Warsaw Pact allies.
The accepted dates for the Cold War are 1947 to 1991, the year in which the Communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe collapsed and the world witnessed the formal dissolution of the USSR, leaving the USA as the world's only superpower.
In those intervening years the world had come dangerously close to nuclear Armageddon on several occasions.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Haynes Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 22/07/2016
- Category: Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000
- ISBN: 9781785210532