The Cold War (1947–1953) is the period within the Cold War from the Truman Doctrine in 1947 to the conclusion of the Korean War in 1953. The Cold War began almost immediately following World War II and lasted through most of the 20th century.
Famous quotes containing the words cold and/or war:
“That cold accretion called the world, which, so terrible in the mass, is so unformidable, even pitiable, in its units.”
—Thomas Hardy (18401928)
“War is bestowed like electroshock on the depressive nation; thousands of volts jolting the system, an artificial galvanizing, one effect of which is loss of memory. War comes at the end of the twentieth century as absolute failure of imagination, scientific and political. That a war can be represented as helping a people to feel good about themselves, their country, is a measure of that failure.”
—Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)