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 Cold War began following the end of World War II when the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR or the Soviet Union) emerged as the world's two superpowers, and subsequently the world's greatest prick-waving competition began.
At the end of World War II Europe lay in ruins. The Soviet Union took hand to several Eastern European countries while the United States and Britain took on the Western and some southern countries. Many countries, such as Greece at the end of WWII which were occupied by the Nazis fell into civil war with two sides fighting against each other, each taking the influence of either Western political ideals or Soviet ideals. Once everything was set, there were now two sides: half of Europe under the influence of Western policies and the other half under Soviet. The two sides opposed each other and as the two sole superpowers, worked to try and gain the sphere of political influence on the world. Communism spreading and the United States working frantically to try and contain it in a series of proxy wars. And so began what would be known as the world's biggest and greatest prick-waving competition in excistence.
To put it in a nutshell, at the start of the Cold War, the United States, and it's capitalistic ideals, and the Soviet Union, with it's communist ideals, both had just about equally sized penises. It was now a battle to impress the world of which had the bigger penis in order to try and influence it. The U...
1. Period of mostly low-key or cultural brinkmanship
between the United States
and (most typically) the now-defunct Soviet Union
, which formally ended in 1991 and had been going on since 1946 or 1917, depending on who you ask. Occasionally got hot or at least fairly warm in places like Vietnam
. Supposedly the fight between democracy and Communism, but nobody hears about such brinkmanship with China these days.
2. Any protracted, sullen standoff between people.
3. The ongoing medical attack on the vast family of rhinovirus
es responsible for a condition known medically as acute nasopharyngitis
They were Cold War kids, growing up in the 1970s.
There's a bit of a cold war between Jim and his parents these days.
They're still fighting the cold war, but for the moment we'll have to deal with blocked noses on a personal basis.
a period of rivalry that included a nuclear arms race between the West and Communist countries—primarily between the US and the former USSR—over global primacy. It began just after WWII and lasted until the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s when the USSR dissolved. It left the USSR bankrupt, and the fall of the communists dissolved the USSR into separate countries now known as the Commonwealth of Independent States. The US then became the soul superpower in the world. During the cold war, the Soviets sent the first person into outer space, but it was the US that landed on the moon. The cold war led to the Red Scare, a fear of Communism in America by which people would build bomb shelters in case the Soviet Union attacked. In the 1960s, the USSR and the US nearly went to war over the Cuban Missle Crisis. In the 1980s President Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an “evil empire” and boldly demanded that they tear down the Berlin Wall.
The Cold War was basically of "war of wrods" between the US and the Societs for 5 decades.
It is a drinking game developed in George Town by Nick aka yoshi aka the jew aka yar-yar. It is set up on a standard beer pong table, maybe a little bit wider if you prefer.more...
Each side starts with 3 pyramids (racks, triangles). Racks can vary in size from 3 cups to 10 cups. Each rack has its own person (only one person drinks from each triangle/rack). Ping-pong balls are used and at least one ball per person. So if you have three racks on each side you need 6 balls.
The 2 sides are the Soviets (Com block) and the Allies (Nato). Each person starts with a ball. The Russians get to fire the first shot. Once the first ball leaves the hand of a Soviet player the Nato players can fire back.
Soviets fire first. Nato can respond. There are no turns like in beer pong/Beirut. If a ball lands in one of your cups you cannot do anything (not throw the ball or collecting the balls) until you finish your beer. (If another ball lands in one of your cups while your drinking, then you must finish that one as well). Once you have a ball you can throw it. Bounces can be knocked away but they do not give you any advantage. You can only collect balls that are on your half of the table/room ect. You cannot cross it (the middle dividing line is the Iron Curtain!!(yet). Once your rack of cups has been drunk you can cross to the other side as a spy, where you can compete for the balls w/ the opposing team and throw them back to your teammates.
Your can use strategies such as hording ...
Ignoring someone because they piss you off; refusing to acknowledge another person; being quiet as a way to not show your anger or say anything you'll regret later
Rebekkah was really anxious and driving me insane with her questions and comments so I totally had to cold war her.
The war between the two greatet civilizations in the world at the time, the United States and the Soviet Union. In which the United States won because they were faster and advancing technology, and had the courage to keep going.
Woman who just had birth: how's my baby?
United States Cold War doctor: He is fine, and yet another brave soldier in the fight against communism *looks head up at an angle then stares proudly*