Wikipedia:WikiProject Cold War

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Welcome to the Cold War WikiProject. This project covers all articles about people, places, things, and events associated with the Cold War. We acknowledge that several of these articles, particularly relating to nations and individuals, also fall within the scope of other extant projects, and will not attempt to assert any sort of control over them. We will however seek to add appropriate content to related articles, and work to improve them in a neutral, NPOV way.


  • Improve Wikipedia's coverage of the Cold War.
  • Create, improve and maintain articles relating to the Cold War, its history, personalities, and developments.
  • Create guidelines for articles about items related to Cold War history.
  • Develop a greater number of high quality images for use in articles related to the Cold War.


Important tasks[edit]

Article requests[edit]

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  1. Airborne Ranger Companies
  2. Republic of Korea Army Special Forces Brigade
  3. Infantry Combat Regiment
  4. Kim Kyong Sok
  5. Theresa Squillacote and Kurt Strand and James Clark — US citizens convicted of spying for Eastern Germany (German Democratic [sic.] Republic) and sentenced to decades in jail. A long list of reliable sources appears at a website, whose accuracy I have not verified; Kurt Strand has a prison-based website with his account.

Article improvement requests[edit]

Culture during the Cold War - this is something I've mainly done, but I'd like someone else to work on it, maybe a group of people? In any case, it's somewhere between a list and a discussion of the subject. It needs more references, more information as some of the categories are not well populated with information. Hires an editor (talk) 18:01, 26 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Special Activities Division - grossly over-length at over 170,000 bytes. This piece of bloat really needs a thorough editing. Special Operating Group may need to be split from it. I am beginning by spinning off bios of Notable paramilitary officers from SAD.Georgejdorner (talk) 03:44, 30 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Albert Maltz and any other articles related to the Hollywood Ten - HUAC was affected by and affected the Cold War, particularly in its chilling effect on American popular culture and creative works. I've done a great deal of addition to the Maltz article today (he's the one people close to me care about, no other reason for focusing on him) but could use assistance. Lawikitejana (talk) 22:33, 24 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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