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The Cold war was a period of time that ran from 1947-1991 where the United States and the Soviet Union, or U.S.S.R, were at odds since the end of World War II. Although there were no shots fired, as this was merely a political war. As both countries were building nuclear warheads such as these. Although there were no shots fired during this tense rivalry the Cuban Missle Crisis almost caused a Nuclear war in 1962.

 
This is President of Cuba Fidel Castro, ally of the U.S.S.R.   These are the locations of the nuclear weapons found in Cuba.