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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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94 words

Political, ideological and economic confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union and their allies from the end of ...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

1 a state of international tension wherein political, economic, technological, sociological, psychological, paramilitary, and military measures short of overt armed ...

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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800 words

The Cold War describes international relations during the four decades between the end of the Second World War and the ...

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004

So named because vast resources were poured into a bitter ‘bi-polar’ ideological struggle between the West, led by the USA, ...

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Norman Davies

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003

Although the term was not generally used until the 1950s, historians of the Cold War have traced its origins to ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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5,406 words

[This entry includes three subentries, an overview and discussions of the Cold War in Africa and in East Asia ...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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1,388 words

The term “Cold War” is used to describe the protracted conflict between the Soviet and Western worlds that, while falling ...

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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2,097 words

The Cold War (1917–1991), the popular name given to the political, economic, and military struggle between the United ...

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The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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4,125 words

For almost forty-five years (1945–1989), the Cold War dominated international relations and loomed large on the American homefront. ...

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
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13,929 words

[This entry contains four subentries: Origins (1917–1947); Conflicts (1947–1987); Peace Movements (1947–1956); ...

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Law
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2,158 words

is the term commonly used to describe the dominant geopolitical condition in the second half of the twentieth century. Originating ...

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

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2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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1,487 words

The Cold War began with a large military bang and ended with a small diplomatic whimper. The bang was caused ...

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