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would violate the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1972. But it appealed to Reagan’s desire to reassert America’s worldwide power. He persuaded NATO, over much opposition, to introduce short-range nuclear weapons into Europe to counter Soviet forces. But the renewed arms race and Reagan’s casual talk of winning a nuclear war caused widespread alarm at home and abroad. In the early 1980s, a movement for a nuclear freeze—a halt to the development of nuclear weapons—attracted millions of supporters in the United States and Europe. In 1983, half of the American population watched The Day After, a television program that unflinchingly depicted the devastation that would be caused by a nuclear war.ii.What was the “Vietnam Syndrome?”●The Vietnam Syndrome as widespread public reluctant to commit American forces overseas were called.Perceived impact of the domestic controversy over the Vietnam war on US foreign policyafter the end of
that war in 1975 Significance: The combination of public opinion biased against war and less interventionistUS foreign policy1.How did Reagan try to change that?iii.How did Reagan oppose “totalitarian” communists but assist “authoritarian” non-communist regimes?