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cold war

noun [C] /ˈkoʊld ˈwɔr/
politics & government a continuing and dangerous unfriendly situation existing between countries that is expressed in political ways, often including threats of war world history The Cold War was a period of political difficulty involving the US and the USSR between 1945 and 1991.
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