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"The only way the Cold War can end is in mutual destruction. You know that. Once the Americans and Russkies are done dancing around each other and get down on it..."
Escobar to Nick Fury[src]

The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw Pact). However, neither side realized that a large portion of their respective actions were orchestrated by the terrorist group HYDRA, which was thought to have been disbanded at the end of World War II. This clandestine manipulation by the resurgent HYDRA fed many crises and led to global unrest; part of their grand plan to seize power.

History

The Cold War began in 1947 during post-war tensions between the United States of America and the Soviet Union, with both sides' allies in between.

Stark Industries was involved in developing weapons for the United States Armed Forces during the Cold War.[1] A fake town was built during the 1940s in the Mojave Desert to serve as a nuclear test site but was abandoned when the war ended.[2]

What the Americans did not know was that the terrorist organization HYDRA, thought to be disbanded shortly before the end of World War II, were still active within the Soviet Union and were responsible for many crises of the Cold War, including the Cuban missile crisis, the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963[3][4], the rise to power of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the early 1980s recession, and many other incidents. HYDRA's best assassin, the Winter Soldier, was sent by the Soviet Union to eliminate many people who posed a threat to HYDRA's plans.[3]

During the war, the CIA assigned Nick Fury to several missions in Belfast, Belgrade, Bucharest and Budapest.[5]

When a group of radicals in East Berlin obtained a piece of HYDRA technology and attempted to reverse-engineer it, Hank Pym was sent by S.H.I.E.L.D. to ruin their plans. After he did successfully, he decided to do more field work for them in his Ant-Man Suit.[6] However, his wife, Janet van Dyne, was apparently killed during a mission with him to intercept and disable a Soviet ICBM.[7]

The Cold War ended in 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.[3]

Appearances

Appearances for Cold War

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