Why not 69? Because I’m actually slightly mature. Just kidding. ’68 is a huge turning point in America.
Now, the Cold War is a huge period of time in which Russia and the United States essentially have a pissing contest where no one actually makes water. It’s all ice, baby. And nuclear weapons and mutually assured destruction. The Cold War Era is the conglomerate of distrust for communism, powerful toys, and tensions. I have taken the liberty of dividing the Cold War Era into sizable chunks:
You should also be aware of the key focus points:
* Note: The Cold War Era doesn’t officially end until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.