|Bikini Atoll||"In the wake of World War II, in a move closely related to the beginnings of the Cold War, the United States of America decided to resume nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean, on Bikini Atol" (unesco website)|
|Budapest||Budapest saw students marching to the Parliament Building to protest the Communist regime during the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. This uprising was quickly quelled, and Soviet tanks entered Budapest, protecting the Parliament Building and other key sites.|
|Desembarco del Granma National Park||It "includes the nationally important site of Fidel Castro’s “desembarco” in 1956 where he and a group of 82 revolutionaries landed after sailing from Mexico” (AB ev) - During the Cold War, Castro aligned with the Soviet Union and allowed the Soviets to place nuclear weapons in Cuba, resulting in the Cuban Missile Crisis – a defining incident of the Cold War – in 1962.|
|Fujian Tulou||Due to their unorthodox and strange appearance from the outside they were once mistaken for missile silos by the Americans during the cold war. (WIKI)|
|Great Wall||Badaling section: The Great Wall and the Forbidden City (see the Nixon Foundation records) were both visited by US President Nixon in 1972 during his landmark trip to China, in which the US restored relations with Communist China after years of disengagement. Nixon's unexpected overture to China during the Cold War opened up China to the West, and drove a wedge into Sino-Soviet relations.|
|Imperial Palace||The Great Wall and the Forbidden City (see the Nixon Foundation records) were both visited by US President Nixon in 1972 during his landmark trip to China, in which the US restored relations with Communist China after years of disengagement. Nixon's unexpected overture to China during the Cold War opened up China to the West, and drove a wedge into Sino-Soviet relations.|
|Jodrell Bank Observatory||It played a role in the Cold War through tracking Sputnik 1 (the start of the ‘space race.’), and later tracking early spacecraft from the US and the USSR.|
|Kremlin and Red Square||Kremlin was the seat of the communist Russian government|
|Nubian Monuments||Egyptian President Nasser used Cold War enmity to play the US and the USSR off each other and ultimately secure Soviet funding for Egypt's desired Aswan High Dam on the Nile in 1956. As a result of the dam's construction, UNESCO initiated its Nubia campaign in 1959 in order to save the Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae from the rising waters of Lake Nasser.|
|Papahanaumokuakea||Midway Atoll was the site of a US naval facility that tracked Soviet submarines during the Cold War.|
|Potsdam||Cecilienhof : Potsdam Conference; The conference is the beginning of tension between the United States and the USSR, as well as a possible forewarning to the Cold War.|
|Prague||In 1968, Warsaw Pact forces took over the city and country to stifle "Prague Spring". This led to widespread protests, including the self-immolation of students Jan Palach and Jan Zajic in Wenceslas Square, in protest of the Warsaw Pact's military occupation of Czechoslovakia. A memorial to the students can be found in the square.|
|Schönbrunn||Summit Kennedy-Chrushchov 1961, opening dinner|
|Stevns Klint||Koldkrigsmuseum Stevnsfort / Tunnels in Cold War Fortress Stevnsfort|
|Vienna||Summit Kennedy-Chrushchov 1961, both leaders stayed at Hotel Imperial at the Ring|
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