A war of words and nuclear build-up between the USA and its allies (the west) and the Communist world dominated by the USSR and china (the east). Although it never amounted to any full-scale nuclear war, it was a major excuse for military build-ups, nuclear arms races, and massive propaganda from both sides. Was ended by Mikhail Gorbachev, the russian premier from 1985-1991. Gorbachev worked for peace with the west, and slowly brought russian communism to a close. The USSR finally collapsed under Mikhail's successor, Boris Yeltsin.
There are a lot of nukes left over from the cold war.
The nickname of 6'8" 350lb mobster found in every prison, who has been convicted for a string of violent crimes. Usually, tiny is muscle for someone else, due to a low mental capacity and uneasiness about his size. Quite well-endowed, tiny will seek to butt-fuck people smaller than him. Tiny is the white version of Big Bubba.