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The Cold War was a term used to denote the tensions between the Capitalist nations of the world (particularly the United States and the United Kingdom) and the Communist nations of the world (particularly the Soviet Union) in which, though the tensions were high, no actual fighting occurred. The east and west were, according to the Eleventh Doctor, "standing on the brink of nuclear oblivion." Both sides could easily have destroyed the other. (TV: Cold War)
The Doctor took part in some events of the Cold War. The Eighth Doctor was blackmailed by Kim Philby into assisting him against the Players in 1951, whilst his seventh incarnation held Majestic clearance with the United States in 1957. (PROSE: First Frontier, PROSE: Endgame)
During World War II, when it appeared that the United Kingdom would be invaded by Nazi Germany, four citadels were built under the surface of London. They were intended to allow the British government to continue operations if the worst happened. After the war, the citadels were maintained due to the threat posed by the Soviet Union in the Cold War. (AUDIO: The Fifth Citadel)
In 1983, the Ice Warrior, Skaldak, tried to end the Cold War by launching a nuclear weapon from the Soviet submarine, the Firebird, causing both the east and the west to annihilate each other in mutually assured destruction. He was stopped when an Ice Warrior ship rescued him. (TV: Cold War)
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During the Cold War, the British army trained for an invasion of Russia in towns that were made to look like Russian villages. One such town in Caithness, Scotland was flooded by the Twelfth Doctor to kill the Fisher King. (TV: Before the Flood)