Cold War Participants

Historical Military

Vote Ranking  

1

Allen Welsh Dulles

Spy

100% (1 of 1 votes)

2

Whittaker Chambers

Commentator

100% (1 of 1 votes)

3

Aldrich Ames

Spy

100% (2 of 2 votes)

4

Yevgeny Ivanov

Spy

100% (2 of 2 votes)

5

John Profumo

Politician

100% (4 of 4 votes)

6

Philip Agee

Spy

100% (3 of 3 votes)

7

Erich Honecker

World Leader

100% (4 of 4 votes)

8

East Germany

Location

100% (3 of 3 votes)

9

Red Army Choir

Musicians

100% (2 of 2 votes)

10

Council on Foreign Relations

Organization

100% (2 of 2 votes)

11

Oleg Penkovsky

Spy

100% (1 of 1 votes)

12

Samuel Kanyon Doe

World Leader

100% (5 of 5 votes)

13

Vladimir Posner

Commentator

100% (1 of 1 votes)

14

Samora Machel

World Leader

100% (1 of 1 votes)

15

James Joseph Dresnok

Military Personnel

100% (4 of 4 votes)

16

Viktor Orban

World Leader

92.31% (12 of 13 votes)

17

Anthony Blunt

Spy

92.31% (12 of 13 votes)

18

Ilyas Kashmiri

Terrorist

92.31% (36 of 39 votes)

19

Melita Norwood

Spy

91.67% (11 of 12 votes)

20

Theodore Hall

Spy

90.91% (30 of 33 votes)

21

George Blake

Spy

90.0% (9 of 10 votes)

22

Chiang Kai-shek

World Leader

88.89% (8 of 9 votes)

23

Leonid Brezhnev

World Leader

88.89% (8 of 9 votes)

24

Daniel Ortega

World Leader

87.50% (7 of 8 votes)

25

Kurt Waldheim

U.N. Secretary General

87.50% (7 of 8 votes)

26

Ramsey Clark

U.S. Attorney General

85.71% (6 of 7 votes)

27

Enver Hoxha

World Leader

85.71% (6 of 7 votes)

28

Egon Krenz

World Leader

84.62% (11 of 13 votes)

29

Bob Denard

Military Personnel

84.62% (11 of 13 votes)

30

Otto Skorzeny

Military Personnel

83.33% (5 of 6 votes)

31

Ngo Dinh Diem

World Leader

80.0% (4 of 5 votes)

32

Jiang Qing

First Lady

80.0% (4 of 5 votes)

33

Alexander Haig

Military Personnel

80.0% (8 of 10 votes)

34

Luis Carrero-Blanco

World Leader

80.0% (4 of 5 votes)

35

Fulgencio Batista

World Leader

80.0% (4 of 5 votes)

36

Nicolae Ceausescu

World Leader

75.00% (6 of 8 votes)

37

Trofim Lysenko

Politician

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

38

Walter Ulbricht

World Leader

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

39

Anatoly Kornukov

Military Personnel

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

40

Jozef Glemp

Religious Figure

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

41

Teofilo Stevenson

Boxer

75.00% (6 of 8 votes)

42

Bernard Law Montgomery

Military Personnel

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

43

Syngman Rhee

Politician

71.43% (5 of 7 votes)

44

Robert S. McNamara

Politician

71.43% (5 of 7 votes)

45

Marshal Tito

World Leader

70.0% (7 of 10 votes)

46

Osama Bin Laden

Terrorist

69.19% (1325 of 1915 votes)

47

Sandinista National Liberation Front

Organization

67.86% (19 of 28 votes)

48

China

Location

67.82% (921 of 1358 votes)

49

Ted Shackley

Spy

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

50

Robert Hanssen

Outlaw

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

51

Francisco Franco

World Leader

66.67% (4 of 6 votes)

52

Conrad Schumann

Outlaw

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

53

Klaus Fuchs

Scientist

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

54

Zhuang Zedong

Athlete

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

55

Roberto D'Aubuisson

Politician

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

56

James Jesus Angleton

Spy

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

57

Georgios Papadopoulos

World Leader

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

58

William Casey

Spy

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

59

Mathias Rust

Aviator

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

60

Margaret Thatcher

World Leader

63.17% (211 of 334 votes)

61

John Birch

Military Personnel

62.50% (5 of 8 votes)

62

Ulrike Meinhof

Terrorist

61.33% (46 of 75 votes)

63

Roy Cohn

Attorney

60.98% (25 of 41 votes)

64

War

Event

60.79% (631 of 1038 votes)

65

Saddam Hussein

World Leader

60.74% (229 of 377 votes)

66

KGB

Organization

60.54% (89 of 147 votes)

67

Russia

Location

60.29% (1096 of 1818 votes)

68

Yasser Arafat

World Leader

59.81% (64 of 107 votes)

69

Carlos the Jackal

Terrorist

59.09% (13 of 22 votes)

70

Lyndon Baines Johnson

U.S. President

59.06% (75 of 127 votes)

71

Josef Stalin

World Leader

58.95% (112 of 190 votes)

72

Nikita Khrushchev

World Leader

58.70% (54 of 92 votes)

73

Ferdinand Marcos

World Leader

57.45% (81 of 141 votes)

74

Pol Pot

World Leader

57.43% (174 of 303 votes)

75

J. Edgar Hoover

Crime Fighter

56.72% (114 of 201 votes)

76

Ho Chi Minh

Military Personnel

56.52% (52 of 92 votes)

77

Germany

Location

55.75% (63 of 113 votes)

78

Oliver North

Military Personnel

55.32% (26 of 47 votes)

79

Harry S Truman

U.S. President

55.00% (66 of 120 votes)

80

Charles De Gaulle

World Leader

54.03% (67 of 124 votes)

81

United Nations

Organization

53.64% (59 of 110 votes)

82

George Herbert Walker Bush

U.S. President

53.59% (127 of 237 votes)

83

Henry Kissinger

U.S. Secretary of State

53.57% (15 of 28 votes)

84

France

Location

53.02% (79 of 149 votes)

85

Cuba

Location

53.01% (44 of 83 votes)

86

Kim Jong Il

World Leader

52.85% (65 of 123 votes)

87

Mikhail Gorbachev

World Leader

52.66% (99 of 188 votes)

88

NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Military Personnel

52.52% (73 of 139 votes)

89

North Korea

Location

52.12% (209 of 401 votes)

90

Colin Powell

U.S. Secretary of State

51.99% (144 of 277 votes)

91

Joseph McCarthy

U.S. Senator

51.91% (163 of 314 votes)

92

Gail Halvorsen

Hero

51.50% (103 of 200 votes)

93

Laika

Astronaut

50.71% (71 of 140 votes)

94

Vladislav Tretiak

Hockey Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

95

Gamal Abdel Nasser

World Leader

50.0% (3 of 6 votes)

96

Curtis LeMay

Military Personnel

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

97

Hubert H. Humphrey

U.S. Vice President

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

98

Nguyen Giap Vo

Military Personnel

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

99

Louis Mountbatten

Royalty

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

100

Muammar Gaddafi

World Leader

50.0% (52 of 104 votes)

101

Admiral James Stockdale

Hero

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

102

Sidney Gottlieb

Scientist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

103

Richard Helms

Spy

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

104

Sidney Hook

Philosopher

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

105

Ahmad Shah Massoud

Martyr

50.0% (6 of 12 votes)

106

David Rockefeller

Advocate

50.0% (17 of 34 votes)

107

Jeremiah Denton

Military Personnel

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

108

Konrad Adenauer

World Leader

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

109

Misha the Bear

Mascot

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

110

Korean Demilitarized Zone

Location

50.0% (3 of 6 votes)

111

Angier Biddle Duke

Diplomat

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

112

Elia Kazan

Filmmaker

50.0% (4 of 8 votes)

113

Mikhail Kalashnikov

Inventor

50.0% (6 of 12 votes)

114

Donald Rumsfeld

Politician

50.0% (43 of 86 votes)

115

G. David Schine

Heir

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

116

Georgy Zhukov

Politician

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

117

Yuri Andropov

Politician

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

118

Donald MacLean

Spy

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

119

Caspar Weinberger

Politician

50.0% (5 of 10 votes)

120

Alexei Kosygin

World Leader

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

121

United States Air Force

Military Personnel

49.87% (186 of 373 votes)

122

Pope John Paul II

Religious Figure

49.79% (361 of 725 votes)

123

Richard Milhous Nixon

U.S. President

49.59% (365 of 736 votes)

124

Qasem Soleimani

Military Personnel

48.48% (48 of 99 votes)

125

United States Army

Military Personnel

48.36% (59 of 122 votes)

126

Jiang Zemin

Politician

48.21% (54 of 112 votes)

127

Dwight David Eisenhower

U.S. President

48.00% (144 of 300 votes)

128

United States

Location

47.81% (120 of 251 votes)

129

Gerald Ford

U.S. President

47.40% (73 of 154 votes)

130

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

U.S. President

47.20% (76 of 161 votes)

131

Kim Il Sung

World Leader

47.06% (24 of 51 votes)

132

John Birch Society

Organization

46.15% (6 of 13 votes)

133

Winston Churchill

World Leader

45.54% (46 of 101 votes)

134

Mao ZeDong

World Leader

45.16% (42 of 93 votes)

135

C.I.A. - Central Intelligence Agency

Organization

44.83% (52 of 116 votes)

136

Vietnam

Location

44.63% (54 of 121 votes)

137

Charlie Wilson

U.S. Congressman

44.44% (4 of 9 votes)

138

Ronald Reagan

U.S. President

44.33% (939 of 2118 votes)

139

Afghanistan

Location

44.27% (58 of 131 votes)

140

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

World Leader

44.05% (137 of 311 votes)

141

United States Marine Corps

Military Personnel

43.86% (25 of 57 votes)

142

James Earl Carter

U.S. President

43.41% (158 of 364 votes)

143

Fidel Castro

World Leader

42.24% (68 of 161 votes)

144

United Kingdom

Location

42.00% (42 of 100 votes)

145

Eric Shinseki

Military Personnel

41.67% (5 of 12 votes)

146

Fidel Ramos

World Leader

40.48% (17 of 42 votes)

147

Ethel & Julius Rosenberg

Spy

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

148

Richard B. Myers

Military Personnel

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

149

John Foster Dulles

Politician

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

150

Jeanne Kirkpatrick

Diplomat

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

151

Jan Masaryk

Politician

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

152

Omar Bradley

Military Personnel

37.50% (3 of 8 votes)

153

Manuel Noriega

World Leader

36.00% (9 of 25 votes)

154

Chester Nimitz

Military Personnel

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

155

Georgi Markov

Author

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

156

Le Duc Tho

Politician

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

157

Georgi Dimitrov

World Leader

33.33% (3 of 9 votes)

158

Willy Brandt

World Leader

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

159

Helmut Kohl

World Leader

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

160

Le Duan

World Leader

33.33% (4 of 12 votes)

161

David Greenglass

Spy

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

162

Arleigh Burke

Military Personnel

33.33% (2 of 6 votes)

163

National Security Agency (NSA)

Organization

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

164

John Cairncross

Spy

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

165

Mordechai Vanunu

Advocate

33.33% (2 of 6 votes)

166

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Scientist

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

167

Berlin Wall (Destruction)

Event

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

168

James Jabara

Military Personnel

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

169

Deng Xiaoping

Politician

32.50% (13 of 40 votes)

170

Barry Goldwater

U.S. Senator

30.0% (6 of 20 votes)

171

Salvador Allende

Diplomat

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

172

Juliet Prowse

Actress

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

173

Dean Acheson

U.S. Secretary of State

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

174

Johannes Steinhoff

Military Personnel

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

175

Lech Walesa

Politician

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

176

Willis Conover

Radio Personality

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

177

Liviu Librescu

Hero

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

178

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Organization

20.0% (1 of 5 votes)

179

NORAD

Military Personnel

20.0% (1 of 5 votes)

180

Neil Armstrong

Astronaut

18.75% (6 of 32 votes)

181

Golda Meir

World Leader

18.18% (2 of 11 votes)

182

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Organization

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

183

Mohammed Pahlavi

World Leader

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

184

Ze'ev Jabotinsky

Military Personnel

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

185

Douglas MacArthur

Military Personnel

15.38% (2 of 13 votes)

186

Paul Tibbets

Aviator

13.04% (3 of 23 votes)

187

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

World Leader

10.0% (4 of 40 votes)

188

George Marshall

Military Personnel

7.69% (1 of 13 votes)

189

South Korea

Location

5.88% (1 of 17 votes)

190

Wernher Von Braun

Scientist

5.00% (2 of 40 votes)

191

Konstantin Chernenko

Politician

0% (0 of 1 votes)

192

Thomas Townsend Brown

Scientist

0% (0 of 3 votes)

193

Eden Pastora

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 1 votes)

194

Markus Wolf

Spy

0% (0 of 1 votes)

195

Nim Churl-Jin

Patriot

0% (0 of 1 votes)

196

Rudolf Abel

Spy

0% (0 of 1 votes)

197

Günter Schabowski

Commentator

0% (0 of 0 votes)

198

Bao Dai

Monarch

0% (0 of 2 votes)

199

Charles Robert Jenkins

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 2 votes)

200

Tony Mendez

Spy

0% (0 of 8 votes)

201

Duane 'Dewey' Clarridge

Spy

0% (0 of 0 votes)

202

Lloyd M. Bucher

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 1 votes)

203

Yitzhak Rabin

World Leader

0% (0 of 4 votes)

204

Ling-Ling & Hsing-Hsing

Animals

0% (0 of 5 votes)

205

Jose Napoleon Duarte

World Leader

0% (0 of 1 votes)

206

Todor Hristov Zhivkov

World Leader

0% (0 of 1 votes)

207

Tommy Franks

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 4 votes)

208

Yuri Gagarin

Astronaut

0% (0 of 7 votes)

209

U.S. Olympic Gold Medal Ice Hockey Team (1980)

Sports Team

0% (0 of 14 votes)

210

Francis Gary Powers

Spy

0% (0 of 4 votes)

211

John Anthony Walker

Spy

0% (0 of 0 votes)

212

Chun Doo Hwan

World Leader

0% (0 of 0 votes)

213

Armin T. Wegner

Hero

0% (0 of 0 votes)

214

E. Howard Hunt

Spy

0% (0 of 1 votes)

215

William E. Colby

Spy

0% (0 of 1 votes)

216

Norodom Sihanouk

Monarch

0% (0 of 2 votes)

217

Annie Lee Moss

Scapegoat

0% (0 of 2 votes)

218

Herman Kahn

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

219

Imre Nagy

World Leader

0% (0 of 0 votes)

220

Dean Rusk

U.S. Secretary of State

0% (0 of 3 votes)

221

Georgy Malenkov

World Leader

0% (0 of 1 votes)

222

Edward Teller

Scientist

0% (0 of 4 votes)

223

Samantha Smith

Student

0% (0 of 5 votes)

224

Alexander Dubcek

World Leader

0% (0 of 3 votes)

225

The Eastern Orthodox Church

Religion

0% (0 of 0 votes)

226

Elizabeth Bentley

Spy

0% (0 of 2 votes)

227

Lech Kaczynski

Politician

0% (0 of 1 votes)

228

Francois Xavier Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan

Religious Figure

0% (0 of 2 votes)

229

George F. Kennan

Diplomat

0% (0 of 5 votes)

230

Roger Chaffee

Astronaut

0% (0 of 8 votes)

231

Stanislav Petrov

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 4 votes)

232

Peter Fechter

Martyr

0% (0 of 3 votes)