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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cold War

 
 
Cold War Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. Cold War Marker
Inscription.

The Cold War was a period of East-West competition, tension, and conflict short of full-scale war. It was characterized by mutual perceptions of hostile intention between military-political alliances or blocs. Quoting from a Veterans of Foreign Wars publication, "By definition the Cold War would seem to exclude the concept of combat. And for 45 years of its duration, this fiction was maintained----". "The cold fight to contain communism worldwide (which excludes the full-fledged wars in Korea and Vietnam) involved numerous hostile encounters and claimed the lives of at least 359 Americans." After Premier Stalin's death, East-West relations went through alternate phases of relaxation and confrontation. A final period resulted in the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the international symbol of East-West confrontation, in November of 1989. It was during this latter period that independence for former USSR republics as well as arms reduction led to increased cooperation between the two powers.
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 36° 26.012′ N, 94° 13.799′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Click for map.

Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korea (here, next to this marker); Vietnam (here, next to this marker); Persian Gulf War (here, next to this marker); War on Terrorism (here, next to this marker); The War in Afghanistan (here, next to this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom (here, next to this marker); Victory in the Pacific (here, next to this marker); Veterans Wall of Honor (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cold War. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Cold War Era: NARA Records. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Cold War Museum. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Cold War. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. The Cold War. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Cold
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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