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cold war

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Definition of cold war in English:

noun

1A state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare, in particular.
2 (the Cold War) The state of hostility that existed between the Soviet bloc countries and the Western powers from 1945 to 1990.
Example sentences
  • With the crumbling of the Soviet bloc and the end of the cold war, some proxy wars ended but others began.
  • The end of the cold war opened up the prospect of ending the neutral status, but public opinion remained attached to it.
  • Throughout the cold war, relations were cool between the EC and the Soviet Union.

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