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Welcome to the Cold War task force, which covers the history of the Cold War. If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the main military history talk page, or you can directly approach one of the task force participants below.

The coordinators of the Military history WikiProject can be contacted here.


This task force covers the period of global military tension that existed between the end of World War II in 1945 until about 1989. The scope includes not only the main confrontation – between the USA/NATO and the USSR/Warsaw Pact countries – but also operations in other theatres, such as South East Asia, and Central and South America, as the superpower protagonists sought to extend their spheres of influence.

Any article related to this task force should be marked by adding Cold-War-task-force=yes or Cold-War=yes to the {{WPMILHIST}} project banner at the top of its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax). This will automatically place it into Category:Cold War task force articles.


If you approach anyone from this list for advice or help, please check their contributions first to check if they've edited recently. This list may contain people who have not edited Wikipedia in a long time.

  1. Acroterion (talk · contribs)
  2. Adamdaley (talk · contribs)
  3. Cliftonian (talk · contribs) (particularly Africa)
  4. Eurocopter (talk · contribs)
  5. DPdH (talk · contribs) (Usually will copyedit & review to improve exisiting articles; occasionally may contribute with content focused in Latin America)
  6. Grant65 (talk · contribs) (Asia and the Pacific; Australian involvement)
  7. Grko3 (talk · contribs)
  8. Ktr101 (talk · contribs)
  9. Nick-D (talk · contribs)
  10. Nostalgia of Iran (talk · contribs) (Middle East, especially Iran)
  11. Sp33dyphil (talk · contribs) (Aviation)
  12. Sturmvogel_66 (talk · contribs)
  13. Surv1v4l1st (talk · contribs) (Civil Defense, Nuclear weapons, Social aspects of the Cold War)
  14. TomStar81 (talk · contribs) (general interest)
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Article statistics[edit]

The table to the right shows the current article assessment statistics for this task force.

A list of the top 500 most popular articles within our scope, as well as the number of page views each article received over the past month, can be found here.

With most of our articles assessed as Stub- or Start-Class, there's a lot of work to be done. However, we also have a significant number of good, A-Class, and featured articles, which have been assessed as amongst the best Wikipedia has to offer. These article serve as a yardstick for what can be achieved and should be aimed for, and can provide ideas about how to write an article and what sources to consult; they are listed below:

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