Term: Cold War
A Wisconsin Air National Guard F-89 Scorpion at Truax Field, Madison, ca. 1954
struggle for power and prestige between the Western powers and the Communist bloc from the end of World War II until 1989; characterized in the U.S. by strong anti-communist rhetoric (epitomized in the career of Wisconsin senator Joseph McCarthy) and military or covert interventions against communist influence in the Third World, such as the wars in Korea and Vietnam. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.
[Source: Columbia Encyclopedia]